- Marina Piccinini (Flute)
Notes & Reviews:
Flutist Marina Piccinini relishes tradition with a twist! Having recorded J.S. Bach's Flute Sonatas with the Brasil Guitar Duo - the first-ever recording using this combination of instruments (AVR 2196) - she astounds again with astonishing virtuosity in her own arrangements of Paganini's devilishly difficult 24 Caprices. Piccinini matches Paganini's vision and independence of spirit, explaining, "I was drawn to transcribe and record all the Caprices as a challenge and stimulus for my own development, a path towards pushing the envelope outside my personal comfort zone. What I discovered and fell in love with was a musical voice that demanded a far greater emotional expression through technical perfection of phrasing, flexibility of embouchure, depth of sound, breath control, digital dexterity, and precise articulation."
Piccinini makes her own magic ... Brilliant technical fluency and keen interpretive senses.
Splendidly recorded ... evocative ... the playing is first class.
Gramophone Magazine, June 2014
Piccinini is the Heifetz of the flute. Her fluency and articulation are quite literally breathtaking...I have rarely heard the solo flute sound quite as beautiful as this...Just five seconds shy of 100 minutes is too much at a single sitting, no matter how beguiling the playing - I suggest a disc at a time - but whatever, do try and hear Marina Piccinini.
American Record Guide, July/August 2014
Marina Piccinini is an excellent flutist. She has a beautiful sound, tremendous control over her articulation, and an almost athletic agility on the instrument. Her transcriptions are, in many ways. Piccinini takes a great deal of liberty with tempo in the quicker perpetual motion sections. When she allows the tempos to fluctuate, she changes the fundamental character of the music.
Recording information: Reitstadel, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany (10/10/2012-10/12/2012).
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Works DetailsNiccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
- Performer: Marina Piccinini (Flute)
- Notes: Reitstadel, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany (10/10/2012-10/12/2012)
- Running Time: 96 min. 25 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Written: circa 1817