Paganini - Witches dance for violin op.8 posth


Paganini - Witches dance for violin op.8 posth. You can download the PDF sheet music Paganini - Witches dance for violin op.8 posth on this page. Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840), was 31 years old in 1813, the year he composed his set of variations known as Le Streghe (The Witches). He was not yet a famous figure in his native Italy, but an extraordinary musician struggling against poor health and economic problems to establish himself.


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Instrument part: 8 pages. 383 K

 

Piano part: 18 pages. 802 K

 

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That summer, while in Milan, he attended a performance at La Scala of Sussmayer's ballet II Noce di Benevento; the violinist was so struck by one eerie scene and its melody that he used it for a set of diabolically difficult variations, which remain a formidable challenge to soloists to this day. (In October of 1813, Paganini performed Le Streghe in Milan to a wildly enthusiastic audience, in the breakthrough performance of his career.)

 

 
 
     
 
 
 
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