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Paganini: 24 Caprices For Solo Violin / Massimo Quarta


Release Date: 02/22/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10276   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Massimo Quarta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Quarta's revolutionary approach to virtuosic Italian music entails studying autograph manuscripts in enormous detail in order that his performances are as close to the composer's intentions as possible, thus giving these recordings unrivalled authenticity. As a first prize winner of the Nicolò Paganini International Violin Competition (1991) Massimo Quarta has become strongly connected with the works of Paganini. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation and performs regularly throughout his native Italy and the rest of Europe. Quarta's revolutionary approach to virtuosic Italian music entails studying autograph manuscripts in enormous detail in order that his performances are as close to the composer's intentions as possible, thus giving these recordings unrivalled authenticity. As a first prize winner of the Nicolò Paganini International Violin Competition (1991) Massimo Quarta has become strongly connected with the works of Paganini. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation and performs regularly throughout his native Italy and the rest of Europe. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Massimo Quarta (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 

Sound Samples

24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 1 in E major: Andante
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 2 in B minor: Moderato
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 3 in E minor: Sostenuto - Presto - Sostenuto
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 4 in C minor: Maestoso
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 5 in A minor: Prelude - Agitato - Finale
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 6 in G minor: Lento
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 7 in A minor: Posato
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 8 in E flat major: Maestoso
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 9 in E major: Allegretto
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 10 in G minor: Vivace
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 11 in C major: Andante - Presto - Primo tempo
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 12 in A flat major: Allegro
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 13 in B flat major: Allegro - Minore - Allegro
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 14 in E flat major: Moderato
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 15 in E minor: Posato
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 16 in G minor: Presto
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 17 in E flat major: Sostenuto - Andante - Minore - Andante
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 18 in C major: Corrente - Allegro - Corrente
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 19 in E flat major: Lento - Allegro assai - Minore - Allegro assai
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 20 in D major: Allegretto - Minore - Allegretto
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 21 in A major: Amoroso - Presto
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 22 in F major: Marcato - Minore - Marcato
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 23 in E flat major: Posato - Minore - Posato
24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 24 in A minor: Tema quasi presto - 11 Variations - Finale

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