The Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35 was composed in 1863 by Johannes Brahms, based on the Caprice No. 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini, and is well known for its emotional depth and technical challenges.
The work consists of two books. Each book opens with the theme, Paganini's Caprice No. 24, followed by fourteen variations. The final variation in each section is virtuosic and climactic. Both books, published by Edition Peters, are available from Waltons.