Niccolo Paganini 1782-1840

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Niccolo Paganini 1782-1840. Marcel. Periods of Music. Common Practice Period (1600-1900) Baroque, Classical, Romantic Paganini’s Place in Music. Early Life. Born in Genoa, Italy in 1782 Studied with various Violinists in his youth - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Periods of MusicPeriods of Music

Common Practice Period (1600-1900)

Baroque, Classical, Romantic

Paganini’s Place in Music

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Early LifeEarly Life

Born in Genoa, Italy in 1782

Studied with various Violinists in his youth

French invasion of Italy in 1796 forced Paganini to move

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As a Young VirtuosoAs a Young Virtuoso

His early performances were not well received

Gained a reputation as a gambler and a womanizer

His technical ability and compositional talent however was met with critical acclaim

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As a ComposerAs a Composer

Paganini only played his own compositions

His 24 Caprices

Incorporation of new ideas/techniques for the violin

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His time in FranceHis time in France

Most of his time in France was spent composing and appreciating French music and culture

Tried to open up Casino, which ended in total failure

Died in 1840 from tuberculosis

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His Contributions to the His Contributions to the ViolinViolin

His technical ability on the instrument to this day has been unparalleled

Many times Paganini has been referred to as a phenomenon of the violin and a new way to approach the instrument

Originally shunned for his technical ability, later praised for it

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His Violins His Violins

Paganini’s violins were handcrafted to his exact specifications

His most famous violins were by Antonio Stradivari

His main instrument is still on loan today, and four of his instruments are played by the Paganini Quartet

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His MusicianshipHis Musicianship

Spent years perfecting is craft

His ability in composition and in his playing has yet to be matched To even consider attempting one of his pieces, a musician should

already be considered a virtuoso

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The MythsThe Myths

He was said to be a vampire

He was scolded and condemned by the Roman Catholic Church

He sold his soul to the devil

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His LegacyHis Legacy

His works inspire musicians of all genres

Truly represents what a virtuoso is

Representative of what happens when someone is completely focused on their craft

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Works CitedWorks Cited

Campbell, Margaret. The Great Violinists. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981. Print.

Saussine, Renée De. Paganini. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1970. Print.

Wheeler, Opal, and Henry S. Gillette. Paganini: Master of Strings. New York: Dutton, 1950. Print.