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Paganini, Nicolò (1782 - 1840), violinist, composer

Edward Neill

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Genoa, 27 Oct 1782; d Nice, 27 May 1840). Italian violinist and composer. By his development of technique, his exceptional skills and his extreme personal magnetism he not only contributed to the history of the violin as its most famous virtuoso but also drew the attention of other Romantic composers, notably Liszt, to the significance of virtuosity as an element in art. As a composer of a large

Keywords: Early years; Lucca, 1801–9; First Italian tour, 1810–24; Second Italian tour, 1825–7; Austria, 1828; Germany, 1829–30; France and Great Britain, 1831–4, and last years, 1835–40; Playing style

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