La Commedia del Violino: Paganinis' Comic Strains

Gooley, Dana
September 2005
Musical Quarterly;Fall2005, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p370
Academic Journal
The article profiles Nicolo Paganini, a composer of classical music. It discusses his performances, ideology, inspirations, influences and compositions. Some of Paganini's compositions that are analyzed include, "Twenty-Four Caprices," "Le streghe," and "Carnival of Venice." Scholars' opinions on his music are also provided.


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