Niccolo Paganini


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Noun1.Niccolo Paganini - Italian violinist and composer of music for the violin (1782-1840)Niccolo Paganini - Italian violinist and composer of music for the violin (1782-1840)
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1782: Niccolo Paganini, virtuoso Italian violinist and composer, was born in Genoa.
Dix-sept instrumentistes a cordes, repartis en quatre pupitres (premiers violons, violons alto, violoncelles et contrebasse), ont presente une dizaine d'œuvres des compositeurs italiens, Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805), Alessandro Rolla (1757-1841) et Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840).
1840: Italian violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini died.
It hosted readings by Charles Dickens, appearances by comedian and clowmning pioneer Joseph Grimaldi, and peformances by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt and virtuoso violinist Niccolo Paganini.
Stradivari's reputation for perfection was established during the 19th century through the work of legendary virtuoso performers, such as the violinist Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840).
He suggests that the undying supremacy of these two makers is owing partly to rarity--there are only about 140 Guarneri instruments still in existence, and perhaps 100 Stradivari violins of interest to an investor--and partly to two violinists: Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824; he played a Strad) and Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840), who preferred the richer, darker sound of his Guarneri.
The piece was commissioned by Niccolo Paganini after the famous violinist had acquired himself a Stradivarius viola and wanted a new musical work to highlight the new instrument.
Sharing a birthday with the legendary 19th century "devil's violinist" Niccolo Paganini, some might say her career was written in the stars.
The schedule of famous customers is an impressive enough dictionary of biography on its own: William IV, Charles Dickens, Thomas de Quincey (who had to be put up in the ballroom), Nathaniel Hawthorne (who thought the place "uncheerful"), Benjamin Disraeli, the Beatles, Tony Hancock, Niccolo Paganini and Charles Darwin.
Rachmaninoff was one of the last connections, if not the absolute last, between 19th century romanticism and modern times," he said, adding "his Paganini Rhapsody continued a tradition begun by Schumann and Brahms of writing variations on the 24 Caprices by the great violin virtuoso, Niccolo Paganini.