Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, Violin
Originally for: Violin, Orchestra
Work: Souvenir de Moscou, Op. 6
Size: 9.3 x 12.0 inches
Urtext / Critical Edition
Souvenir de Moscou is a splendid example of the instrumental virtuoso miniature, which constituted a permanent entry of Henryk Wieniawski's concert programmes. in the composition, Wieniawski used two romances by Alexander Varlamov, the Russian author of numerous songs and romances. Wieniawski employed the souvenir model, the immensely popular element of the salon repertoire. The composition has the form of a theme with variations presented in an abridged and simplified version. Both themes are first sung in the original form, and then developed in variations.