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Paganini's Caprice 24
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coolpinkone
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I am not sure this is the best category for my post, but here goes.

Last night after practice - I went to bed and got my phone and started watching my violin videos as usual.  I decided to just listen and watch the same piece from different violinists.

 Great performances  - Paganini's Caprice 24.

I really enjoyed the performances, I have several more to watch. ( Not all that I watched were "Great Performances", in what I have come to call Great), but I sure enjoyed the performances and what a really good way to get familiar with a Great Paganini work.   

  • Hilary Hahn (2013)
  • David Garrett, (2014)
  • Jascha Heifetz, ( no date, uploaded in 2006)
  • Vanessa Mae - (2008) 
  • Tifany, (this was a competition, the writing was in language I couldn't read, symbols) (a young girl)
  • Eric Tsai, (16 year old) Cooper International Violin Competition. (2013)
  • Kogan - no date - vioilintreasures - uploaded in 2008 - just the audio, no video
  • Joshua Bell - 2009 - no video just  a still audio.
  • Julia Fischer - no date.

I listened to a few more, and I am still listening today.  I really love to hear this piece now as have it my head and I can start detecting the differences in the way the violinists play.  And actually it is refreshing... the piece is unmistakable, and it becomes obvious when listening which violinist take it to the most difficult levels.  

Just thought I would share. 

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It is very interesting to watch like that and see who is very animated in their movements and who tend to stand or sit more still and concentrate on just violin sound production.

It is such a wonderful piece and it seems to be played many different ways, meaning tempos and the like.

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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I've heard most of the violinist on that list from youtube and they are fantastic! but when it comes to Paganini, in my opinion, Eugene Fodor interprets Pag's pieces oh so well, first time I heard him, it was like...BAM! Paganini's alive again :P sad that he died though, and I haven't heard his take on all of the caprices, but when he plays, he does what Paganini does(like the single string in Moses fantasy) and played with the original fingering.

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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How about Michael Rabin and Alexandar Markov

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@suresh, thanks for mentioning Markov.  I always had the impression that his performances of Paganini are probably much closer than other players to how Paganini actually performed.  I'm convinced that Paganini was the Jimi Hendrix of his day. 

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@Uzi Markov did a beautiful job in the video that I watched.

@suresh  I did catch Markov playing it last night. That was INDEED a treat.  I will look and see if I can see Rabin playing Caprice 24. (thank you)

@ozmous  I couldn't find Fodor playing Caprice 24... but I watched several videos with him playing.   I watched him play Paganini's violin in S.F. (a video from 2008)... wow.. that was a huge treat.  I would encourage anyone to watch that.

I watched several amateur performances of this Paganini piece and I really enjoyed my 
"you tube time" last night after practice.

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Fodor was the first live violin soloist I had ever heard when I was a kid.

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Andrea Cardinale, live performance extract of P. Caprice 24 on the Antonio Stradivari "Il Cremonese" 1715 e Guarneri del Gesù "Stauffer" 1734 owned by the city of Cremona.

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@Uzi 

That took my breath away.  The piece and then the honor of seeing and hearing the violin.  Thank you so much for that link.

Toni

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@cpo :)

@FM, that's very awesome!

@Uzi, that's lovely!

Heifetz's version is also amazing, btw.

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Hi all,

 

Yes I love to watch Heifetz play Paganini, but give Michael Rabin (1936-1972) a listen.

What a gifted young man he was, but sadly his talents were abused and this affected his health very badly.

He was found dead in his home aged 36. 

Cause of death: fractured skull.

 

Regards

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Itzhat Perlman 1972 - (Caprice 24 starts at 4:05)

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Thanks CPO, Perlman is my favorite living violinist. I listen to that video quite often when I'm working.    

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@Uzi I am on Itunes...I am going to treat myself to a Paganini Caprice song or two tonight. I am thinking I might purchase Perlman, Garrett, and a few others. I am still looking for what Oz recommended.

I am loving the Paganni Caprice 24 talk.  I feel motivated to become more familiar with the others..Caprices (sp?) that is... :)

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Another nice performance.

Happy Birthday Paganini!

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