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Nicholo Paganini, Italian Violinist
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Nicholo Paganini (1782-1840), Italian violinist. Paganini started playing the violin from the age of seven, and he was immediately recognised as a prodigious talent. In 1801, at the age of 18, he was appointed first violin of the Republic of Lucca. He became known across Europe during a concert tour in 1828. By 1834, he had retired from concert playing, his health declined and he died aged 57. Compositions included '24 Caprices for Solo Violin' (1819), written between 1802 and 1817. Famous violins used by Paganini include 'Il Cannone Guarnerius' (1743). Photograph of an artwork by Gustav Nehrlich (1807-1840).
March 6th, 2014
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