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Cantabile, Op 17


The works of Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) were written for himself to play. Hailed by Robert Schumann as the ‘turning point of virtuosity’, his reputation as the greatest violinist of his age was secured after a series of recitals given in Vienna in 1828; thereafter, people flocked to hear him and the promise of his own compositions. Of these his six violin concertos and the formidably demanding 24 Caprices for solo violin are his most renowned. The Cantabile, Op 17—his only piece conceived for violin and piano—abandons daring acrobatics for long-breathed melodic contours, redolent of the opera house, that have conferred lasting popularity.

from notes by David Truslove © 2020


Between the clouds
Studio Master: SIGCD652Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track-specific metadata for SIGCD652 track 13

Recording date
23 January 2020
Recording venue
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Tom Lewington
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  1. Between the clouds (SIGCD652)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: November 2020
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