Nicolo Paganini: With an Analysis of His Compositions and a Sketch of the History of the Violin François-Joseph Fétis

ISBN: 9780486497983

Published: April 17th 2013

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112 pages


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Nicolo Paganini: With an Analysis of His Compositions and a Sketch of the History of the Violin  by  François-Joseph Fétis

Nicolo Paganini: With an Analysis of His Compositions and a Sketch of the History of the Violin by François-Joseph Fétis
April 17th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 112 pages | ISBN: 9780486497983 | 5.65 Mb

Written by an immensely important musicologist, this rare 1860 monograph analyzes Nicolo Paganinis compositions and provides a fascinating history of the violin. Author François-Joseph Fétis was Paganinis close friend and well acquainted with manyMoreWritten by an immensely important musicologist, this rare 1860 monograph analyzes Nicolo Paganinis compositions and provides a fascinating history of the violin.

Author François-Joseph Fétis was Paganinis close friend and well acquainted with many other Romantic composers and artists. Students of the history of music, music lovers, violinists, and musicologists will find this volume a rare source of firsthand observations on the legendary violin virtuoso and his circle.The treatise begins with a survey of the violins history that profiles famous makers, including the Amati, Stradivari, and Guarneri families. The subsequent essay, Art and Artists, provides a concise review of performances, focusing on the Italian and French schools.

The biography of Paganini follows, providing rare perspectives on the artists playing, personal habits, and social behavior — a colorful portrait of a legendary musician as well as a valuable historical resource.



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