Chamber music Keyboards 1949

Variations for Piano, op.13 (Variationen für Klavier op.13)

Year of composition 1949
Duration 7 minutes

World premiere

World premiere 17. June 1949


Frankfurt on the Main · Hessischer Rundfunk
Piano Alexander Kaul


This is my first published piano piece. I wrote it still under the influence of the lessons which René Leibowitz had given at the Kranich stein vacation courses in 1947 and which helped my compositions to gain a greater structural strength and stylistic determination.


Hans Werner Henze