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Niccolò Paganini

(1782—1840)

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concert

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A perf. of mus. in public by a fairly substantial no. of performers (but not a stage performance or as part of a religious service). A perf. by 1 or 2 performers is usually called a...

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Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini

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Transcr. for pf. by Liszt, 1838, of 6 of Paganini's vn. caprices, incl. La Campanella. Rev. and re‐issued 1851 as Grandes Études de Paganini.

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Guarneri

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It. family, makers of vns., vcs., etc. in 17th and 18th cents. Founder was Andrea (b Cremona, c.1626; d Cremona, 1698), fellow‐pupil with Stradivari of Nicola Amati. His sons were Pietro...

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monocordo

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(It.).

One string. Term used in str. playing to indicate when certain passage or whole piece is to be perf. entirely on one str. Orig. with Paganini in his ‘Napoleon’ Sonata for G...

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violinists

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

In the 1770s and 1780s the violinist held an unchallenged position in concert life, both as soloist and as director of the orchestra. This dominance was, however, later threatened both ...

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