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Paganini - 24 Caprices

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Catalogue numberBIS-2282 SACD
Release date2017-10-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time82:41

Niccolò Paganini is possibly the only figure in the field of classical music whose name has become a household word, equivalent with an almost supernatural excellence in any kind of human endeavour: from soccer to stock market analysis or haute cuisine. In a similar way, the last of his 24 Caprices has entered popular culture in a way that few other classical pieces have, its theme reused by musicians as diverse as Benny Goodman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Yngwie Malmsteen.

But there is more to Paganini and his set of Caprices than the one theme, however catchy it may be. Above all, there is of course the virtuosity: throughout the collection, Paganini employs the full palette of violin technique and whereas most volumes of violin studies focus on one aspect of technique at a time, he combines them in ingenious ways. Many of the techniques he uses were of unprecedented difficulty in his own time – ricochet bowing over four strings, octave trills, endless chains of double-stops, left-hand pizzicato and artificial harmonics. But the caprices also display an unusual musical imagination and sensibility – a combination of Rossinian lightness and the sudden mood swings of the early Romantics.

Born in 2000, the young Korean violinist Sueye Park has studied in Berlin since 2009. Her first encounter with Paganini was at the age of 11, when she performed the composer’s First Violin Concerto at the Komische Oper in Berlin, and she now makes her début on disc with this challenging programme.
 
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  Composer: Paganini, Niccolò
  24 Caprices for violin solo 82:30
01 No.1 in E major. Andante 01:55 $ 0.46 USD
02 No.2 in B minor. Moderato 03:25 $ 0.82 USD
03 No.3 in E minor. Sostenuto - Presto - Sostenuto 03:53 $ 0.93 USD
04 No.4 in C minor. Maestoso 07:12 $ 1.73 USD
05 No.5 in A minor. Agitato 03:11 $ 0.76 USD
06 No.6 in G minor. Lento 03:37 $ 0.87 USD
07 No.7 in A minor. Posato 04:37 $ 1.11 USD
08 No.8 in E flat major. Maestoso 03:05 $ 0.74 USD
09 No.9 in E major (The Hunt). Allegretto 02:53 $ 0.69 USD
10 No.10 in G minor. Vivace 02:32 $ 0.61 USD
11 No.11 in C major. Andante - Presto - Andante 04:13 $ 1.01 USD
12 No.12 in A flat major. Allegro 03:06 $ 0.74 USD
13 No.13 in B flat major (The Devil’s Laughter). Allegro 02:42 $ 0.65 USD
14 No.14 in E flat major. Moderato 01:26 $ 0.34 USD
15 No.15 in E minor. Posato 03:28 $ 0.83 USD
16 No.16 in G minor. Presto 01:43 $ 0.41 USD
17 No.17 in E flat major. Sostenuto - Andante 04:08 $ 0.99 USD
18 No.18 in C major. Corrente - Allegro 02:49 $ 0.68 USD
19 No.19 in E flat major. Lento - Allegro assai 03:56 $ 0.94 USD
20 No.20 in D major. Allegretto 03:35 $ 0.86 USD
21 No.21 in A major. Amoroso - Presto 03:29 $ 0.84 USD
22 No.22 in F major. Marcato 02:20 $ 0.56 USD
23 No.23 in E flat major. Posato - Minore - Posato 04:08 $ 0.99 USD
24 No.24 in A minor. Tema. Quasi presto - Variazioni I-XI -
Finale
05:07 $ 1.23 USD
 
  Album total 82:41
ComposerPaganini, Niccolò
ViolinPark, Sueye

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