Paganini & the Improvisers – a resource page for The Exhale

Posted on September 15th, 2020 by

Niccolo Paganini (depicted as if in prison) Attributed to Daniel Maclise. Interestingly, this is the only close up painting of Paganini playing that I know. Look at the fascinating depiction of the bow hand, related to the guitar hand position, and the careful depiction of the artfully broken e a and d strings.
Paganini ( transcribed Guhr) – Variations ‘Nel Cor piu non mi sento’ PSS VIolin
Guhr’s treatise
Charles de Bériot-at the Conservatoire in Brussels, Februrary 2015
Charles de Bériot- Prelude or Improvisation (PSS VIolin)
Michel Woldemar – portrait from the title page of one of his self-published words
Michael Woldemar – Reve 1 ‘Avant l’aurore’
Thomas Baltzar – 1630-1660
Giovanni Paisiello 1740 1816 by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1791
Envelope containing thick gut strings used by Paganini (Genoa)
Gaetano Pugnani (1731-1798
Paganini’s 9th Variation of the 24th Caprice. The ‘o’ s are the left hand pizzicati
Antoine Bott’s fascinating introduction to the playing techniques used in his ‘6 Caprices’ a journeyman’s guide to Paganini’s new approach-with my scribblings