Archive for January 2009

Niccolo Paganini, The Devil’s Son

“… I am not handsome,

but when women hear me play,

they come crawling to my feet..”

Niccolo Paganini

Niccolo (Nicolas) Paganini was a famous Italian violinist and composer of the 19th century. He was one of the most admirable virtuosi of his times, and still he remains among the most influential musicians ever, with absolute musical abilities and talent in composition. Besides, he is considered to be a revolutionist in the art of playing violin due to his innovative approaches to performing, unique uses of harmony and such techniques, as staccato and pizzicato.

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ViolinViolin… I guess, it is hard to find more mystic, more beautiful musical instrument, which has a unique tone, so close to the tone of human voice. The sound of violin mesmerizes, goes deep into your soul and touches the deepest of your heart, evokes the sweetest feelings and the highest emotions. It can inspire us or break us down. It can make us laugh or cry. But someone can hardly be left untouched by the sound of this divine instrument.

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