In 1820, a composer and violinist--then little known outside his native Italy--published a collection of virtuoso solo pieces--including one that would inspire works by Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Benny Goodman 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