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Encyclopedia > Violin Concerto No. 2 (Paganini)

In 1826, Nicolò Paganini composed his second violin concerto in Italy. In his Second Concerto, Paganini holds back on the demonstration of virtuosity, in favour of greater individuality in the melodic style. The third movement of Paganini's Second Concerto owes its nickname "La Campanella" or "La Clochette" to the little bell which Paganini prescribes to presage each recurrence of the rondo theme. The character of the bell is also imitated in the orchestra and in some of the soloist's passages featuring harmonics. The outcome is a very transparent texture, which gains extra charm of gypsy coloration of the rondo theme. This movement gives proof of a compositional mastery which Paganini is too often alleged not to possess. This movement has also served as the basis of compositions by other composers, such as the Étude S.140 No.3 "La Campanella" by Liszt and Strauss I's Walzer à la Paganini Op.11. Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. ... Virtuosity is a 1995 science fiction movie directed by Brett Leonard. ... La Campanella is a piano etude written by virtuoso pianist Franz Liszt as part of a series of the six Grandes Etudes de Paganini (Grand Paganini Etudes), S. 141. ... Language(s) Romani, languages of native region Religion(s) Romanipen, combined with assimilations from local religions Related ethnic groups South Asians (Desi) This article is about the Indo-Aryan ethnic group. ... La Campanella is a piano etude written by virtuoso pianist Franz Liszt as part of a series of the six Grandes Etudes de Paganini (Grand Paganini Etudes), S. 141. ... Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a virtuoso pianist and composer. ... Johann Strauss I Johann Strauss I (German: Johann Strauß) born in Vienna, (March 14, 1804 – September 25, 1849) was an Austrian Romantic composer known particularly for his waltzes and for popularizing it alongside Josef Lanner thereby (without intention) setting the foundations for his sons to carry on his musical dynasty. ...


Paganini's second Violin Concerto is in three movements:

  1. Allegro maestoso
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo à la clochette

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In popular culture

  • The piece is played and referenced to by Ethan Gold, acted by Fab Filippo in the multi award-winning North American Drama Queer As Folk.
Fabrizio (Fab) Filippo (born 1974 in Toronto) is a Canadian actor. ... // Queer As Folk (US) Based on the British series of the same name, Showtimes Queer as Folk presents the American version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ... A musical composition is a piece of original music designed for repeated performance (as opposed to strictly improvisational music, in which each performance is unique). ...

 
 

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