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Benjamin Schmid My Favourite Paganini OC 1893 CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberOC 1893
Release date08/03/2019
Players/ContributorsMusicians Composer
  • Paganini, Niccolò

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      Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)

      Benjamin Schmid, violin
      Lisa Smirnova, piano
      Ariane Haering, piano

      About this program writes Benjamin Schmid in the booklet to his birthday box at OehmsClassics (this CD is already included in the box): “My favourite pieces, albeit usually in the versions by the incomparably ingenious arranger Fritz Kreisler, are: Paganini’s greatest hit during his lifetime: Le streghe, coupled to Rossini’s Non più mesta, music of acrobatic virtuosity, always linked to filigree sensitivity. Paganini’s bel canto Cantabile must be included, as must his moving Sonata XII or the popular La Campanella. They are side by side with Milstein’s Paganiniana – still one of my most frequent encores – or the classic Devil’s Trill Sonata by Tartini. Alexander Müllenbach’s Capriccio forms a bridge to virtuosity today.”

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      CD 1
      • Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840)
        Arr. Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962)
        Le streghe
        • 1.Maestoso.02:51
        • 2.Tema. Andantino leggero.00:50
        • 3.Variazione I.00:53
        • 4.Variazione II.01:08
        • 5.Variazione III.02:46
        • 6.Cadenza01:25
      • Nathan Milstein (1904–1992)
        • 7.Paganiniana. Variations.07:51
      • Niccolò Paganini
        • 8.Cantabile03:48
      • Niccolò Paganini
        Arr. Fritz Kreisler
        Non più mesta, Op. 12
        • 9.Andante01:52
        • 10.Thema. Allegro00:41
        • 11.Var. I.01:37
        • 12.Var. II. Molto moderato01:52
        • 13.Var. III. Andante01:35
        • 14.Allegro03:13
      • Niccolò Paganini
        • 15.Sonata XII in E minor03:32
      • Niccolò Paganini
        Arr. Fritz Kreisler
        • 16.La Campanella, Op. 7
        • 17.Caprice, Op. 1 No. 2002:52
        • 18.Caprice, Op. 1 No. 1303:06
      • Alexander Müllenbach (*1949)
        • 19.Capriccio per violino solo03:35
      • Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770)
        Arr. Fritz Kreisler
        Sonata in G minor for violin and piano, “Devil’s Trill”
        • 20.Larghetto03:49
        • 21.Allegro energico08:43
        • 22.Cadenza02:51
      • Total:01:00:50