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Paganini: Works for Violin & Orchestra / Hossen


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 7797  
Composer:  Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Mario Hossen
Conductor:  Martin Kerschbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Classical PlayersVienna Singverein
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release is the penultimate album of the Paganini Complete Edition in 40 releases. Included on this album is the première world recording of the original version of three very famous works by Paganini- Le Streghe M.S. 19, Non più mesta M.S. 22 and I Palpiti M.S. 77. In the Genoese violinist’s intention, the violin was to be tuned a semitone higher. The violin part, in D major, therefore sounds as if it were written in E flat major, which is the key of the orchestral accompaniment. During the 19th century, the practice of tuning the instrument higher was abandoned. Bulgarian violinist Mario Hossen courageously tackles it, allowing us to hear, for the first time since Paganini’s time, these works as they were written. Read more The album includes another première recording, that of the Religiosa introduzione al rondò del campanello M.S. 67/1, first version of the Couvent du Mont St. Bernard M.S. 67. Dr. Mario Hossen is artistic director of the Camerata Orphica and the International Music Academy Orpheus, Vienna. He plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan 1749, on loan from the Osterreichische Nationalbank’s collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le streghe, Op. 8, MS 19 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Mario Hossen (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Kerschbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
2.
Sonata and Variations for Violin and Orchestra on Weigl's "Pria ch'io l'impegno" by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Mario Hossen (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Kerschbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Italy 
3.
Introduction and Variations for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 12 "Non più mesta" by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Mario Hossen (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Kerschbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
4.
Introduction and Variations for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 13 "Di tanti palpiti" by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Mario Hossen (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Kerschbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
5.
Le couvent du St Bernard: Excerpts by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Mario Hossen (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Kerschbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Singverein,  Vienna Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 

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