The Paganini Caprices: A Lifelong Journey

July 21, 2013

Ravinia Magazine

The Paganini Caprices: A Lifelong Journey
by Rachel Barton Pine

“To all the artists” – not to just one individual, nor even “to all the violinists,” but “to all the artists” – this was Paganini’s dedication on his 24 Caprices for solo violin. His choice of dedicatees reveals an often overlooked, perhaps at times ignored, depth of musical integrity and substance at the core of the man and his Caprices. It is Paganini’s inherent musicality that has always been at the heart of my relationships with this artist and his works.

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