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Caprice in A flat major, Op. 1, No. 12: Allegro by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

1 month ago

Caprice in C major, Op. 1, No. 11: Andante/Presto/Andante by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Caprice in G Minor, Op. 1, No. 10: Vivace by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

2 months, 1 week ago

Caprice in E Major, Op. 1, No. 9: Allegretto - Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Caprice in E-flat major, Op. 1, No. 8: Posato by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

3 months ago

The Best of Paganini

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Caprice in A Minor, Op. 1, No. 7: Posato by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

11 months, 3 weeks ago

Caprice in G Minor, Op. 1, No. 6: Lento by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

1 year ago

Caprice in A Minor, Op. 1, No. 5: Agitato by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

1 year ago

Caprice in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 4: Maestoso by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

1 year ago

Caprice in E Minor, Op. 1, No. 3: Sostenuto/Presto/Sostenuto by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

1 year, 1 month ago

Caprice in B Minor, Op. 1, No. 2: Moderato by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

1 year, 1 month ago

Caprice in E Major, Op. 1, No. 1: Andante by Niccolò Paganini

Between the years of 1802 and 1817, Paganini would complete his collection of 24 ‘Caprices for Solo Violin’. Unlike previous collections for solo instrument such as J.S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, this collection is not intended to provide a composition in all 24 keys but rather to allow the performer to display a multitude of skills and techniques for the violin. The popularity of these ‘Caprices” have resulted in their adaption to multiple ensembles, and they remain a regular performance piece for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras.

1 year, 1 month ago

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini

Paganini completed this concerto in 1830 and it would be the final violin concerto Paganini would complete. The full orchestral manuscript has been lost and only the original soloist section remains. The brilliance of the soloist section allows for this work to be performed as a solo violin sonata, however the orchestral version is more regularly performed.

This concerto is comprised of three movements:
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante, un poco sostenuto
III. Finale – Rondo. Andantino quasi Allegretto

1 year, 2 months ago

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor, MS. 60 by Niccolò Paganini

Paganini completed this concerto in 1829 with the public premiere being given in April of 1830 in Frankfurt. Paganini composed this concerto while touring Germany, and believed the work would be so popular he kept the manuscript on him at all times to prevent it being stolen or being heard by the public before the premiere.

This concerto is comprised of three movements:
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Adagio flebile con sentimento
III. Rondo galante. Andantino gaio

1 year, 2 months ago

Violin Concerto No. 3 in E major by Niccolò Paganini

Paganini completed this concerto in 1826 with the premiere performance being given in July of 1828 in Vienna. Letters from Paganini to friends suggested that the composer wanted to premiere his second and third violin concerto in Italy before presenting it to the more influential musical cities of Vienna, Paris or London, but due to unclear circumstances the third concerto did not have a premiere performance in Paganini’s homeland.

This concerto is comprised of three movements:
I. Introduzione. Andantino – Allegro marziale
II. Adagio. Cantabile spianato
III. Polacca. Andantino vivace

1 year, 2 months ago

Sonata in E major “Maria Luisa”, MS. 79 by Niccolò Paganini

Paganini completed this sonata for violin and orchestra in 1810 in dedication of Marie Louise, Empress consort of Napoleon Bonaparte. Paganini would later adapt the work for guitar and other ensembles.

The work is comprised of a single movement.

1 year, 3 months ago

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6 by Niccolò Paganini

Paganini completed this concerto in 1818 with the premiere performance being given in March of 1819 in Naples with Paganini as the soloist. At the time, the 36-year-old Paganini complained that none of the existing works from other composers allowed the soloist (on violin) enough room to demonstrate brilliance. As such he decided to compose the first of his five violin concertos. This work includes several difficult techniques in quick succession as well as playing in the key of E-flat – a difficult key for a violin to be tuned to.

This concerto is comprised of three movements:
I. Allegro maestoso – Tempo giusto
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Allegro spirituoso – Un poco più presto

1 year, 3 months ago

Sonata Napoleone, M. S. 5 by Niccolò Paganini

Paganini completed this work for violin and orchestra in 1807. At this time Paganini was in the service of the court of Napoleon Bonaparte, working in the city of Lucca in Tuscany. The work was composed to commemorate the nameday of Napoleon, which is the 15th of August. It is the first work Paganini composed in which the soloist is to play entirely on the fourth string.

The work is comprised of three movements:
I. Introduzione – Adagio – Larghetto – Andantino Variato
II. Variazioni I – III
III. Finale. Largamente

1 year, 3 months ago

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 ‘La Campanella’ by Niccolò Paganini

Paganini completed this concerto in 1826 while working as a travelling virtuoso in Italy, particularly the regions of Parma and his home region of Genoa. The third movement of this concerto bears the nickname “La Campanella” (The Bell) in reference to the bell chime used to initiate each occurrence of the rondo theme.

The concerto is comprised of three movements:
I. Allegro maestoso (solo begins 2:40)
II. Adagio (15:30)
III. Rondo à la clochette (22:30)

1 year, 4 months ago

A 1997 Allegro Film written and directed by Christopher Nupen.

A film about the most charismatic performer in the entire history of Western classical music – also the most talked about, the most controversial, the most famous and the most successful classical soloist that the world of music has ever known.

"Sell all you possess, pawn everything, but go to hear him. This is the most astounding, the most surprising, the most wonderful, the most miraculous, the most triumphant, the most bewildering, the most incredible, the most extraordinary and the most unexpected thing that ever happened.
In a dream Tartini saw a devil playing a diabolic sonata – that devil was surely Paganini."
(François Castil-Blaze, Paris, 1831)

"Oh foolish world. O wondrous taste. I have never been so let down as by this so-called virtuoso. I cannot understand how, after hearing Romberg, Rode, Spohr, and Lafont, anyone can listen for one moment to such trickery. It was more like a twittering of sparrows than any legitimate musical sound."
(Hamburgisches Handelsblatt)

The story is astonishing, exciting, wildly unusual and, at the end, deeply touching. It is one of the most extraordinary tales in the history of music and it is told with all the Nupen finesse and commitment that have won him DVD of the Year Award four times in the past six years. Paganini made use of his astonishing gifts – and the gullibility of the world, to create the most elaborate and enduring legend of all instrumental soloists in Western classical music but, as so often with legends, the excitement and the chatter obscured the true figure of both the man and the artist.

In this film, Christopher Nupen looks at the legend and the strange man who created it with his dazzling combination of technical brilliance, supreme showmanship, Italian melody and unbridled manipulative skill – a man whose extraordinary personality unsettled even the most sophisticated and educated minds and provoked wildly contradictory opinions. It presents Paganini's music, shot and edited in the style developed by Christopher Nupen and his colleagues for their prize winning DVDs about Sibelius, Schubert and Tchaikovsky and combines it with extracts from Paganini's letters and quotations from both his admirers and his many detractors.

While being hailed as the greatest performing musician of his time, Paganini was denounced again and again by knowledgeable critics as a charlatan, in league with the devil, and an avaricious man with scant respect for those who responded so enthusiastically to his unforgettable gift – and contributed so readily to his vast personal fortune. Paganini used the legends to make himself not only the most famous performer of his time, but also the wealthiest by a long, long way. In time this provoked envy and resentment and, finally, a pitiable isolation.

And yet, through all of it, he served his daemon with commitment and dedication, and despite enduring ill health, drove himself forward with an energy that astonished all who came into contact with him – as only a man with an unshakeable faith in his destiny could possibly do. Along the way, he wrote a great range of original and memorable music, changed violin playing decisively and created the age of the romantic virtuoso. By the end, however, his unbending quest for gold and for glory had robbed him slowly of almost everything else.

Paganini died in Nice on the 27th May 1840 in the company of his only son Achilles, who had become his constant companion, his aide and translator and his greatest solace in his isolation and illness. He was 57 years old.

Cast:
Gidon Kremer | Violinist
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Lawrence Foster | Conductor

1 year, 11 months ago

**I DO NOT OWN the copyrights for this video**

"Raro cade chi ben cammina."
(Those who walk well rarely fall.)
- Leonardo da Vinci

Original video - https://youtu.be/j6Ow3LALwG4

'Gvaneta Betaneli plays Romance by Niccolò Paganini on a 1971 Daniel Friederich.'

2 years ago

Pagan Origin of Islam #1 | Interview By Arab Speaking Missionary

2 years, 4 months ago

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Original video - https://youtu.be/5BQY6A3rLRY

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
- Leonardo da Vinci

2 years, 8 months ago

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Taken from the 2012 album 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall' - https://www.allmusic.com/album/live-at-the-royal-albert-hall-mw0002385230

2 years, 9 months ago

The infamous Caprice no.24 on a Fender Telecoustic, of all things.

3 years, 10 months ago