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Paganini: La Campanella; Le Streghe

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>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7
>     3. Rondo
>Paganini, Niccolò : Introduction and Variations on "Non piu mesta" from Rossini's "La cenerentola", for violin & orchest
>Paganini, Niccolò : Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11
>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprice for solo violin in D major (Allegretto), Op. 1/20, MS 25/20
>Paganini, Niccolò : Theme and Variations for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8 "Le streghe"
>Paganini, Niccolò : Introduction and Variations on Rossini's "I Palpiti", Op. 13

Album Summary

>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7
>Paganini, Niccolò : Introduction and Variations on "Non piu mesta" from Rossini's "La cenerentola", for violin & orchest
>Paganini, Niccolò : Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11
>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprice for solo violin in D major (Allegretto), Op. 1/20, MS 25/20
>Paganini, Niccolò : Theme and Variations for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8 "Le streghe"
>Paganini, Niccolò : Introduction and Variations on Rossini's "I Palpiti", Op. 13
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Notes & Reviews:

Although temperamentally quite different and born a century apart, both Nicolo Paganini and Fritz Kreisler enjoyed stellar careers as violin virtuosos, touring widely and thrilling audiences with their astonishing virtuosity and innate showmanship. Kreisler's arrangements of Paganini's music, including two large-scale sets of variations based on themes from Rossini operas, the famous La campanella and several Caprices, brought these charming and demanding pieces to an enthusiastic public. Acclaimed Russian-born, American-based violinist Philippe Quint follows the path of his illustrious forebears with equal measures of stunning technique and immense sensitivity.

"Certainly these Kreisler transcriptions were not aimed at the sheet music market for the gifted amateur for they are often fiendishly difficult. Opening with an adaptation of the Rondo from Paganini's Second Violin Concerto, known as 'La campanella', Quint makes it sparkle yet resists the usual dash through the piece... The well-known 'Moto perpetuo', in a whirlwind account that never sounds rushed, makes mere mortals wonder why we try to play the instrument. The thirteenth, twentieth and twenty-fourth Caprice complete the disc. Dmitriy Cogan ideally fulfills the piano part, moving so perfectly in accord with the amazing Quint." -David's Review Corner

"Philippe Quint opts for the arrangements by Kreisler, a sensational performer himself, who added piano parts and polished the pieces into recital encores....The Kreisler arrangements may be cloying bonbons but they have a period charm" -The Observer

"Philippe Quint possesses the ideal combination of tonal allure, technical finesse and expressive intensity to bring these Paganini adaptations pulsatingly to life...[his] flying spiccato, left-hand agility and forced/natural harmonics throughout the finger-breaking Tancredi Variations are truly phenomenal." -BBC Music Magazine ****

"Quint is an excellent Paganini player - his technique is up to the mark, with alluring tone quality and expressive, stylish playing of the quasi-operatic cantabile music." -Gramophone Magazine

"Dmitry Cogan is an excellent partner and not merely an accompanist, and the sound recorded at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studios is very good. This would be a worthwhile acquisition for anyone interested in looking at the work of one master from the point of view of another from a later time."-American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (06/28/2008-06/30/2008).



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>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performers: Philippe Quint (Violin); Dmitri Cogan (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (06/28/2008-06/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1826

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Introduction and Variations on "Non piú mesta" from Rossini's "La cenerentola", for violin & orchest
  • Performers: Philippe Quint (Violin); Dmitri Cogan (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (06/28/2008-06/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1819

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11
  • Performers: Philippe Quint (Violin); Dmitri Cogan (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (06/28/2008-06/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
  • Performers: Philippe Quint (Violin); Dmitri Cogan (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (06/28/2008-06/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Caprice for solo violin in D major (Allegretto), Op. 1/20, MS 25/20
  • Performers: Philippe Quint (Violin); Dmitri Cogan (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (06/28/2008-06/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Theme and Variations for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8 "Le streghe"
  • Performers: Philippe Quint (Violin); Dmitri Cogan (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (06/28/2008-06/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1813

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
  • Performers: Philippe Quint (Violin); Dmitri Cogan (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (06/28/2008-06/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Introduction and Variations on Rossini's "I Palpiti", Op. 13
  • Performers: Philippe Quint (Violin); Dmitri Cogan (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (06/28/2008-06/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1819