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Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses Op. 54 in D Minor

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Felix Mendelssohn :
Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54
Variations Sérieuses Op. 54  in D Minor by Mendelssohn piano sheet music
Key: D Minor Year: 1841
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Breitkopf & Hartel edition (2083 kB)

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xx Mendelssohn Variations sérieuses op. 54
June 18, 2016, 01:16:58 PM by basti27

Hello everyone,

I'm new to this forum. I'm a 18 year old amateur pianist from Germany who is just finishing school. Unfortunately, I currently have no piano teacher and therefore would like to hear your opinion und tips on my Variations sérieuses op. 54 of Mendelssohn. This was recorded at a school event a few weeks ago. I was quite nervous, as you probably can hear Cheesy

Thank you very much in advance for your answers!

xx Mendelssohn - Variations Sérieuses, op.54
August 08, 2010, 01:26:57 PM by haydn86

A performance of the Variations Sérieuses which I played for a small audience some two years ago. I haven't touched the piece in a while, so I'd be interested in getting some advice on what I could improve if I take it up again Smiley. One thing I do notice while listening to it now, is that I tend to take a bit too many pauses in certain slow variations. Anyway, here it is (audio only):

question Beethoven´s 32 varations WoO 80 and Mendelssohn´s variations seriuses Op 54.
April 12, 2010, 03:24:19 PM by presto agitato

Hello friends.

In your opinion which ot these works is more difficult? Why?
I really like both.

Thnaks for your opinion

xx Mendelssohn's Variations Serieuses Op. 54
February 10, 2010, 01:05:32 PM by orangesodaking

First post!

So I have almost finished learning all the notes to Mendelssohn's Variations Serieuses, but the beginning of variation 17 has very rapid rolled tenths in the beginning of it, and my little hands are having much difficulty playing them quickly and accurate. Is there a special practice technique for this section, or should I just keep slow practicing and it will eventually get there? (I don't want to drop this piece just because of hand size needed one section... It's by far my favorite Mendelssohn solo piano piece, and one of my all-time favorite pieces period.)

Thanks to anyone who can offer advice on how to better practice this section.

xx Mendelssohn Variations Seriouses
June 05, 2008, 07:36:19 PM by clara.schumann

i am currently playing the piece: variations seriouses by Felix Mendelssohn.
if anyone here ever played this piece i would be glad if he'd help me- in the 13th variation the theme is in the left hand and the right hand should be like "floating" (i really hope thats the correct word  Lips Sealed) and quite with a stacatto.
it turned out to be very hard to do a fast and wuiet stacatto, and many times i just dont succeed in pushing some of the notes. how am i supposed to work on it? the problem is mostly with the 3-4-5 fingers so what should i do to make it work in a normal tempo?
thanks in advance

xx Assigned Mendelssohn's Variations Serieuses Op.54
April 13, 2007, 03:56:49 AM by phil13

My teacher surprised me completely with this recommendation. I'm absolutely thrilled to be playing this masterpiece, and I've heard it's a very rewarding work.

I threw the piece into the search function and, surprisingly, not a whole lot of useful material came up. So, is there anything I should know about these? Any pitfalls I should look out for? Any practicing tips? Anything, really, right down to your own opinion of the work.  Grin Grin Grin


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