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There are several transcrs. by other composers of Paganini comps. and several comps. based on the theme of his Caprice No.24 in A minor (e.g. Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Paganini for pf., 1862–3; Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, for pf. and orch., 1934; Blacher's Variations on a Theme of Paganini, for orch., 1947; Lutosławski's Variations on a Theme of Paganini, for 2 pf., 1941; Rochberg's 50 Caprice‐Variations, for solo vn. 1970). Schumann wrote 12 Études de Concert based on Paganini's Caprices in 2 sets, Op.3, 1832, Op.10, 1833. Liszt wrote a Grande Fantaisie de Bravoure sur la clochette (1831–2), on a theme from vn. conc. No.2 in B minor, Op.7, and 6 Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini (1838, rev. 1851 as Grandes études d'après les caprices de Paganini, No.3 being La campanella).

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