Niccolò Paganini

Niccolò Paganini Music Recordings

  • Born
    27th October 1782
  • Died
    27th May 1840
  • Birthplace
    Genoa, Italy

Niccolo Paganini was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. His Caprice No. 24 in A minor, Op. 1, is among the best known of his compositions, and has served as an inspiration for many prominent composers. Niccolò Paganini was born in Genoa, Italy, the third of the six children of Antonio and Teresa (née Bocciardo) Paganini. Paganini's father was an unsuccessful trader, but he managed to supplement his income through playing music on the mandolin. At the age of five, Paganini started learning the mandolin from his father, and moved to the violin by the age of seven.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 Caprice Violin
Violin Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op. 6 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Sonata in Em, Op. 3 no. 6 Sonata Chamber group
Variations on 'I Palpiti', Op.13 Theme and Variations Solo Instrument and Piano