In those times, poor health and a certain lack of money did not allow Paganini to perform abroad very frequently. Besides, one day he was ironically caught with a twenty-year-old lady, Angelina Cavanna, and received accusations in “abduction and seduction of a minor“. Soon after that, a doctor discovered another serious illness of Paganini, which resulted in a two-year-long depression, hopelessness and apathy of the maestro. But still he continued composing and working on his famous 24 caprices (completed in 1817), as well as on his new sonatas and concertos.
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“… I am not handsome,
but when women hear me play,
they come crawling to my feet..”
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.
Violin… 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.