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Episode 3

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 July 2012

He's remembered as a fickle lover, but has Paganini's impetuous side masked a more caring and compassionate man within? Donald Macleod searches beyond the rumours for the truth, and also explores more music by the many greats who were inspired to rework the violinist's music in their own compositions.

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Nicolò Paganini

    Nicolò Paganini 24 Caprices Op.1 for violin solo

    Performer: Vasa PRIHODA (1900 - 1960) - Violin

    Dynamic, 4020

  • Image for Nicolò Paganini

    Nicolò Paganini Introduction and variations on 'Non piu mesta' for violin and orchestra [from Rossini's "L

    Conductor: Charles DUTOIT Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Salvatore ACCARDO - Violin (Violin)

    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP, 423-717-2

  • Image for Nicolò Paganini

    Nicolò Paganini Grand sonata, arr. misc. for guitar [orig. for guitar and violin]

    Performer: Marco TAMAYO - Guitar

    NAXOS, 8.557598

  • Image for Nicolò Paganini

    Nicolò Paganini 24 Caprices Op.1 for violin solo

    Performer: James EHNES - Violin

    Onyx, ONYX4044

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann 6 Konzert-Etuden nach Capricen von Paganini - set 2 Op.10

    Performer: Nikolai PETROV - Piano

    OLYMPIA, OCD-144

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