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PAGANINI, Niccolo - Composers

   Found CDs: 60

Composer: PAGANINI, Niccolo ((1782-1840))
His/her music:
CD's available on Dynamic (Via Mura chiappe 39, 16136 Genova, Italy):

The complete Quartets for string and Guitar (5 CD box)
Salvatore Accordo plays 'Guarneri del Gesu'
Centone di sonate for violin and guitar (3 CD box)

Paganini's 'Carnival of Venice' inspired a similar set of variations of the same name by H.W. Ernst (1814-1865). Many composers in the 19th century wrote variations on this theme (Chopin, Rossini). Marijke Rutten-Saris <mrutten
chello.nl> is very interested in every kind of information about this song.

On December 12, 1829, Paganini wrote his friend Germi: "The variations I've composed on the graceful Neapolitan ditty, 'Oh Mamma, Mama Cara,' outshine everything. I can't describe it!"
He was writing from Karlsruhe, in the midst of his triumphal tour through Germany.
That letter marks the earliest known mention of the variations that would become famous as "The Carnival of Venice." At the time of his letter, Paganini had already performed the piece in at least four concerts. From then on, it would be one of his most popular compositions.
That same year a young Moravian violinist, Henri Ernst, only 15 years old but already a virtuoso in his own right, set off on the first concert tour of his own career. He had heard Paganini in Vienna, and decided to dog the tracks of the great one, in order to hear him at every opportunity, and learn everything he could from him. He heard Paganini many times. It depressed him. But he persevered. Eventually he heard "Carnival of Venice" often enough to be was able to play it from memory. He began performing it at his own concerts.
Paganini's "Carnival" was not published until 1851, more than a decade after his death. By then, both Ernst and another young violinist, Camillo Sivori (Paganini's only pupil), were making the piece a regular part of their own repertoires. Each claimed that his version was identical to Paganini's; but in an apparent contradiction, each later published a version of the piece under his own name.
The brief, catchy tune, only 16 bars long, lends itself beautifully to variations. More than a hundred years after Paganini's first composition, an American trumpeter named Harry James made the tune popular all over again, with his own variations.
Accompanists, however, tend to hate it: Paganini's original accompaniment consisted of two only two chords, alternating every two measures throughout the piece.
This drove at least one orchestra member nearly to distraction. As a contemporary noted:

"In an incredibly full theatre, Paganini was improvising from 30 to 40 virtuoso variations on 'Carnival of Venice,' a well-known melody with continual passages in the tonic and dominant. This was not very engrossing for the violist Wolf, who had nothing to play but the notes -- C-sharp, D, D, C-sharp -- repeated endlessly, alternately in whole notes and eighth notes. Eventually, the violist (who was, anyway, mesmerized by the soloist's performance) lost his place. It held not the slightest importance for the composition in question, but Paganini, whose rapport with the theater orchestra was already strained enough, was irritated by the distraction. Hw went right up to the foot- lights and yelled at the bewildered Wolf: 'That's not it!' and didn't move from there until that poor devil, who was literally splitting from fear, got himself back in order with his C-sharp, D, D, C-sharp.
"At that point some brazen dilettants who were among the public felt the need to say, 'The passage must be of a formidable difficulty if such an excellent instrumentalist of the Frankfurt orchestra cannot play it without a mistake.'"

(contribution: © copyright Hugh Ferguson <Hugferg

His/her life:
Paganini is referenced and used as contact character in Anne Rice's (author of the Vampire Chronicles) book "Violin." (Contribution by <dbaca

Contaminazioni - Tango - Klezmer - Jazz - Movie and more for Clarinet

Contaminazioni - Tango - Klezmer - Jazz - Movie and more for Clarinet
ID: AA13002
CDs: 1
Type: CD

Gianluca Campagnolo (Clarinet)
with Giorgio Cannizzaro: Fisarmonica Giuseppe Blanco: Contrabbasso Salvatore Ciccotta: Clarinetto Secondo Giovanni Caggia: Clarinetto Terzo Graziano Lo Presti: Clarinetto Quarto Francesco Scrofani Cancellieri: Pianoforte
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Capriccioso - Duo Stoica - Andrea Stoica, piano - Razvan Stoica, violin

Capriccioso - Duo Stoica - Andrea Stoica, piano - Razvan Stoica, violin
ID: ACDBO062-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

Duo Stoica
Andrea Stoica, piano
Razvan Stoica, violin

Compiling a new CD is quite a job. On one hand musicians like to display their prowess and tackle less know repertoire however on the other hand the repertoire should also fit with the expectations of the listeners. This is also the case with this CD from Duo Stoica. On this CD Duo Stoica has striven to compile a CD that combines well known pieces with lesser known works in a program displaying a similar atmosphere.

Razvan performs these works in the way that only Razvan can, with fire, enthusiasm and full of life. The lesser known virtuoso works are also brought to life with the same virtuosity and passion. It is the diversity of these works combined with Razvan’s virtuoso reading that makes this CD unique.
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Paganini 24 Caprices - Ban Van Der Ent, violin

Paganini 24 Caprices - Ban Van Der Ent, violin
ID: ACDBR072-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Violin

Track Listing
1. 24 Caprices: Andante
2. 24 Caprices: Moderato
3. 24 Caprices: Sostenuto
4. 24 Caprices: Maestoso
5. 24 Caprices: Agitato
6. 24 Caprices: Lento
7. 24 Caprices: Posato
8. 24 Caprices: Maestoso
9. 24 Caprices: Allegretto
10. 24 Caprices: Vivace
11. 24 Caprices: Andante
12. 24 Caprices: Allegro
13. 24 Caprices: Allegro
14. 24 Caprices: Moderato
15. 24 Caprices: Posato
16. 24 Caprices: Presto
17. 24 Caprices: Sostenuto
18. 24 Caprices: Corrente
19. 24 Caprices: Lento
20. 24 Caprices: Allegretto
21. 24 Caprices: Amoroso
22. 24 Caprices: Marcato
23. 24 Caprices: Posato
24. 24 Caprices: Tema Con Variazione
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Niccolò Paganini - Razvan Stoica - 24 Caprices for Violin Solo

Niccolò Paganini - Razvan Stoica - 24 Caprices for Violin Solo
ID: ACDBR074-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

1. The Arpeggio in E major: Andante 1:41
2. B minor: Moderato 2:31
3. E minor: Sostenuto - Presto - Sostenuto 2:39
4. C minor: Maestoso 6:07
5. A minor: Agitato 2:08
6. “The Trill” in G minor: Lento 3:30
7. A minor: Posato Length 3:26
8. E-flat major: Maestoso 2:39
9. “The Hunt” in E major: Allegretto 2:51
10. G minor: Vivace 2:13
11. C major: Andante - Presto - Andante 3:37
12. A-flat major: Allegro 2:06
13. “Devil’s Laughter” in B-flat major: Allegro 2:03
14. E-flat major: Moderato 1:16
15. E minor: Posato 2:30
16. G minor: Presto 1:17
17. E-flat major: Sostenuto - Andante 3:23
18. C major: Corrente - Allegro 2:15
19. E-flat major: Lento - Allegro Assai 1:54
20. D major: Allegretto 2:49
21. A major: Amoroso - Presto 2:53
22. F major: Marcato 2:21
23. E-flat major: Posato 3:22
24. A minor: Tema con Variazioni (Quasi Presto) 4:25

Paganini’s 24 Caprices, a mile hill for any violin virtuoso. Paganini composed these solo works to play exclusively in his concerts, all of which profoundly influenced the evolution of violin technique. Generally speaking, Paganini’s compositions were technically imaginative, and the timbre of the instrument was greatly expanded as a result of these works. Sounds of different musical instruments and animals were often imitated. Like Caprice no.9 (Hunting) or no. 13 also known as “Devil’s Laugh”. Paganini was in possession of a number of fine string instruments. More legendary than these were the circumstances under which he obtained (and lost) some of them. While Paganini was still a teenager in Livorno, a wealthy businessman named Livron lent him a violin, made by the master luthier Giuseppe Guarneri, for a concert. Livron was so impressed with Paganini’s playing that he refused to take it back. This particular violin came to be known as Il Cannone Guarnerius. On a later occasion in Parma, he won another valuable violin (also by Guarneri) after a difficult sight-reading challenge from a man named Pasini. Playing and recording the 24 Caprices by Niccolo Paganini on my Stradivarius 1729 brings to this recording the original atmosphere that Paganini created in his concerts while playing these amazing extreme virtuoso works. About Razvan Stoica “Discerning charm and ravishing timbre, breathtaking technical bravura, sparkling intonation...”...he will become one of the greatest violinists of his generation.” “Meunsteriche Zeitung” Born in Romania, in June 1986, in a family of famous musicians of an undeniable quality and prestige, Razvan Friedmann Stoica enlightens the latest years with his virtuosity and passion, with his outstanding performances and presence on the well-known international stages! His charismatic performances have drawn the attention of both the press and the public. Having mastered his instrument at a young age, Razvan was admitted to the Enesco Conservatory in Bucharest in Maestro Modest Iftinchi's class. After graduating, Razvan continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Amsterdam, studying under Ilya Grubert. His talent and passionate interpretation brought him out into the light of the classical music world stage as being the real, well-known, appreciated, best new talent of 2013 as rewarded in Slovakia at the EURORADIO New Talent Competition in October 2013. Razvan Friedmann Stoica plays on an Antonius Stradivarius 1729 violin loaned to him by an anonymous donor from Salzburg and a violin bow of Max Moller, Amsterdam, courtesy of Montferland Cultuur Fonds. The suave delightful tone, the heavenly sound and the charismatic performance of the young violonist made the prestigious critics stand up for his presence in concerts and acclaim him to be: the greatest violonist of his generation!
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Viola Altra - Màtè Szücs

Viola Altra - Màtè Szücs
ID: ACDHH046-2
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Viola

Since the beginning of musical history, the violin has played the leading role, while the viola has remained in an accompanying one. The viola has a rich and warm sound, and so is often considered as the ideal chamber music instrument. The larger size of the viola means that the distance the fi ngers have to cover between the notes is greater and therefore the margin of error is increased. Considering this difference, it is of course easier to play virtuosic passages on the violin. But should the viola only be destined to play chamber music? Several violists in the course of history have wrestled with this matter. Having asked himself this question for a few years, Màtè Szücs realises his own vision with this CD.
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Popov Nikolai (Flute) - Musical Moments - (classical hits collection in transcriptions for flute and piano)

Popov Nikolai (Flute) - Musical Moments - (classical hits collection in transcriptions for flute and piano)
ID: AQVR250-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano and Flute

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Maria Vlasova, accordion - Dreams garden

Maria Vlasova, accordion - Dreams garden
ID: ART250
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Accordion

1-10 - Maria Vlasova, accordion
2 - Alexander Buzlov, cello
3, 4 - Tatiana Sergeyeva (piano)
8 - Victor Sych (marimba)
9 - Evgeny Varavko (clarinet)
10 - Natalia Semenova (soprano) / Ramon Eisenberg (melodeclamation) / Elena Kaydanovskaya (violin) / Nikita Morozov (guitar)
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Timofey Dokshizer - Paganini of Trumpet

Timofey Dokshizer - Paganini of Trumpet
ID: ART267
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Russian Virtuosos 21th century

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In Ancient Style - Maria Guseva, domra

In Ancient Style - Maria Guseva, domra
ID: ART301
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental

1-12 - Maria Guseva (domra) 1, 5 - S.Takahasi (piano) 2, 7-10 - M.Anserova (piano) 3, 12 - S.Lips (piano) 4, 11 - Ensemble "Russian rainbow" 6 - I.Matveev (guitar) 11 - H.Yano (piano)
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Masterpieces of violin miniature - A. Anchevskaya, violin - I. Kuksova, piano: E. ELGAR - I. FROLOV - M.M. PONCE - S.S. PROKOFIEV

Masterpieces of violin miniature -  A. Anchevskaya, violin - I. Kuksova, piano: E. ELGAR - I. FROLOV - M.M. PONCE - S.S. PROKOFIEV
ID: ART358
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano and Violin

Masterpieces of violin miniature
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