Beschreibung und Texte
Salvatore Accardo (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit:
1.Sonata “Napoleone”, MS. 5 – 0:00
2. Sonata con Variazioni su un Tema di Joseph Weigl, MS. 47 – 09:14
3.”Le Streghe”, Op.8, MS. 19 (Variations on a theme from Süssmayr's opera “Il Noce di Benevento”) - 18:59
Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (27 October 1782 – 27 May 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique.
The Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis once referred to Paganini as a phenomenon rather than a development. Though some of the techniques frequently employed by Paganini were already present, most accomplished violinists of the time focused on intonation and bowing techniques. Another aspect of Paganini's violin techniques concerned his flexibility. He had exceptionally long fingers and was capable of playing three octaves across four strings in a hand span, an extraordinary feat even by today's standards.