Niccolò Paganini

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    Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann performs Paganini's God Save the King

    2015-03-09T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann performs Paganini's fiendishly difficult Variations on 'God Save the King'. Zimmermann was recently forced to part ways with the 1711 ‘Lady Inchiquin’ Stradivarius – his principal performing violin for the past 13 years. Subscribe to The Strad or download ...

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    Paganini biopic The Devil’s Violinist set for US release in January 2015

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    The film stars violinist David Garrett in his movie debut

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    From the Archive: a Niccolò Amati violin, 1654

    2014-11-24T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of an Amati violin was published in The Strad, April 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The large violins of Niccolò, nearly all of which are classed, though with questionable accuracy, as ‘Grand Amatis’, are decidedly rare and hard to meet with. ...

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    Violinist James Ehnes performs Paganini's Caprice no.24

    2014-10-27T00:00:00Z

    The Strad's November 2014 issue cover star, violinist James Ehnes, performs Paganini's Caprice no.24. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here .

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    Double bassist Gary Karr performs Paganini's Three Variations

    2014-07-15T00:00:00Z

    Double bassist Gary Karr, who had written about the need for orchestral conductors' attitudes to change towards his instrument, gives a comical performance of Paganini's Three Variations, originally composed for 'that puny, small, tiny little instrument, the violin' with pianist Harmon Lewis. Subscribe to ...

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    Jascha Heifetz performs Paganini's Caprice no.24

    2014-07-14T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Jascha Heifetz performs Paganini's Caprice no.24, including the famous left-hand pizzicato passage - read more about the technique in The Strad's 7 pointers for perfect pizzicato .  

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    William Primrose performs Paganini's Caprice no.24

    2014-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Legendary violist William Primrose performs Paganini's Caprice no.24. The 2014 Primrose International Viola Competition recently took place in Los Angeles, won by 17-year-old Zhanbo Zheng from China. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. ...

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    Hilary Hahn performs Paganini's Caprice no.24 and Milstein's Paganiniana

    2014-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Hilary Hahn, who was guest editor of The Strad's June 2012 issue, performs Paganini's Caprice no.24 and Milstein's Paganiniana at the Verbier Festival in 2007. You can read excerpts from Hahn's interviews in the June 2012 here . Subscribe to The Strad or download ...

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    Ivry Gitlis performs Paganini's Caprice no.24

    2014-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Ivry Gitlis, who has contributed 8 opinions on performance and career , performs Paganini's Caprice no.24 with pianist Tasso Janopoulo in 1967. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase back issues click here ...

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    Violinist David Garrett to star as Paganini in movie biopic of his hero

    2012-02-10T00:00:00Z

    David Garrett is set to make his movie debut as Paganini in a new biopic of the great violinist and composer, reports Variety . The Devil's Violinist has a budget of between $15m and $20m, and is due to begin filming in Europe this August. The ...