The Paganini Connection
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Sketch by D. Maclise from an 1831 performance in London
In 1820, an Italian violinist--then little known outside his own country--published a collection of virtuoso pieces--including one that would inspire works by Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, among others.
In this hour, the astonishing impact of Nicolo Paganini's 24th Caprice for Solo Violin.
|Paganini 24 Caprices for Solo Violin (Midori)
|Brahms: Paganini Variations
||Virgin Classics 0946 332628 2 9
|Masters of the Bow
|Complete Music of Liszt for Solo Piano, Vol. 48
|Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
||RCA Victor 09026-6886-2
|Lloyd Webber: Variations
||Philips 420 342-2/4/1
|Benny Goodman Plays Mel Powell
||HEP Records HEPCD 1055