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Encyclopedia > Violin Concerto No. 1 (Paganini)

Niccolò Paganini composed his first violin concerto in Italy, most probably in 1817-1818. The First concerto reveals that Paganini's technical wizardy already full-fledged; in particular, contemporary audiences must have gasped at the quite extended passages of double-stop thirds, chromatic in some places but also sometimes in harmonics. Furthermore, the concerto itself also shows how greatly Paganini's melodic style was influenced by the Italian opera of his time, notably Gioacchino Rossini. Niccolò Paganini Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini, (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera refers to a dramatic art form, originating in Europe, in which the emotional content or primary entertainment is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental, as it is through the lyrics. ... Portrait Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868) was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ...

Paganini's first violin concerto consists of three following movements:

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2. Adagio In musical notation, Adagio is a tempo marking indicating that the music is to be played slowly. ...

3. Rondo. Allegro spirituoso Rondo, and its French equivalent rondeau, is a word that has been used in music in a number of ways, most often in reference to a musical form, but also in reference to a character-type that is distinct from the form. ...

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