Mister Paganini... | Naive V5344

Mister Paganini...


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Label: Naive

Cat No: V5344

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 13th January 2014



Laurent Korcia (violin)
Haruko Ueda (piano)
Orchestre de Chambre de Paris


Jean-Jacques Kantorow


Albeniz, Isaac

Espana: album leaves (6), op.165 B37 (Seis hojas de album)
» III Malaguena (arr. Kreisler)

Kreisler, Fritz

Concerto in one movement for violin and orchestra (Paganini)
La Gitana
Petite valse for solo piano

Paganini, Nicolo

I Palpiti, op.13 MS77
Violin Concerto no.2 in B minor, op.7
» III Rondo 'La Campanella' (arr. F Kreisler for violin and piano)

Ysaye, Eugene

Paganini Variations, op. posth


Laurent Korcia (violin)
Haruko Ueda (piano)
Orchestre de Chambre de Paris


Jean-Jacques Kantorow


Stretching across the centuries and transcending styles, the transcriptions written by Ysa˙e and Kreisler in homage to Paganini, their forebear, forge a link among these three illustrious violinist/composers. The transcription genre originated with Paganini, who borrowed themes from Mozart and Rossini operas as starting points for extraordinarily virtuosic variations on the violin.

'Di tanti palpiti', based on an aria from 'Tancredi' of the same name, is part of a group of works that feature dizzyingly acrobatic variations on highly fashionable themes. It should therefore come as no surprise that Paganini’s own themes have also been subjected to the same treatment!

Laurent Korcia recounts that as a child it was exactly this sort of musical bonbon that made him fall in love with the violin. In fact, at the age of 18 he won the Paganini competition which he played on one of Paganini’s violins, the ‘Canone’ Guarnerus. Today, this generous, free violinist has embarked on a journey to discover the magical Kreisler, scaling the dizzying heights that lead to Paganini and to some of the most bewitching spells that a violin can weave.

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