MUSIC OF MUSICIAN NICCOLO PAGANINI
One of the most prominent personalities of the musical history of Niccolò Paganini, despite his rather demonic appearance, has never lacked fans. He was not even 20 when a rich and distinguished mistress appeared, taking the young virtuoso to the “rest” estate after the concerts. Up to 40 years old, he selected women for himself according to three criteria: large breasts, slender waists and long legs … It is thanks to these women that there is a great musical heritage.
The Joys of Freedom by Niccolò Paganini
In all the capitals of Europe at the beginning of the 19th century, portraits of a strange man appeared. A pale, wax-like face, tangled black hair, a big hooked nose, eyes burning like embers and a huge scarf wrapping the entire upper half of the body. When looking at the portrait, people whispered: “It looks like a devil.” This was the maestro Paganini – the composer and violinist, who had no equal, is not and hardly will be. Journalists blamed the musician for all mortal sins, added fuel to the fire and the church. A train of awkward “revelations” accompanied Niccolò across Europe. Well, the maestro was more interested in his own work.
The great violinist was born on October 27, 1782. Niccolò Paganini’s father was an amateur musician. It was he who instilled in his son a love for music and violin. Violinist Niccolò Paganini The boy learned a virtuoso game from his early childhood, and soon in Genoa they could not find a teacher who would teach the young performer something new.
In sixteen years ended the difficult stage of his life – he ceased to depend on the will of his father. Breaking free, Paganini indulged in previously inaccessible “joys of life.” He seemed to be making up for lost time. Niccolò began to lead a dissolute life and play not only the violin and guitar, but also cards. The life of the great maestro consisted of concerts, travel, illness and all sorts of sexual adventures.
Love works wonders!
In connection with the first love Paganini did not tour for three years. The muse of the musician becomes a certain “signora Dide”. The composer writes music, and during this period 12 sonatas for violin and guitar appear.
In 1805, Eliza Bonaparte Bakacchi, took possession of the little duchy, the violinist Niccolò Paganini Lucca, presented to her by Napoleon. She missed the brilliant court left in Paris and wanted to have something similar here in Italy. With practicality, worthy of the Bonaparte family, Princess Eliza in a short time gathered the court orchestra and invited the first violin of the Republic of Lucca to the post of conductor conductor. This title young Paganini won in 1801, competing for the right to play in the cathedral during religious festivals. Simultaneously, Niccolò was supposed to teach the violin to Prince Felice Bakacchi, Eliza’s husband.
Soon, opening Niccolò’s limitless possibilities as an unsurpassed composer and wanting to shine in the eyes of the court audience, Eliza asked Paganini to prepare for her at the next concert a surprise – a little musical joke with a hint of their relationship. And Paganini composed the famous “Love Duet” (“Love Scene”) for two strings, imitating a dialogue between a guitar and a violin. The novelty was accepted with delight, and the august patroness did not ask, but demanded: the maestro should play its next miniature on one string!
Niccolo liked the idea, and a week later at the court concert a military sonata called Napoleon sounded. Success surpassed all expectations and further fueled Paganini’s imagination — one beautifully the other melodies were dumped out from under the composer’s sensitive fingers almost every day. The apotheosis of the difficult relationship between Princess Eliza and her court musician was 24 caprices, written in 1807 in one breath! And still this unique work remains the pinnacle of Paganini’s creative heritage.
This romantic captivity could go on and on, but the court life was pretty much Niccolò. He longed for freedom of action … Their last conversation took place in 1808. He explained to Elise that he wanted to preserve her individuality. Although their relationship lasted 4 years, she had no choice but to part with Niccolo peacefully …
Again touring and …
The musician returned to performances in the cities of Italy. For 20 years, his triumphal concert violinist Niccolò Paganiniactivity continued in his homeland. Moreover, he sometimes performed as a conductor. His game often caused hysteria in the fair half of the hall, but the ladies flew to concerts like moths on fire. One of the novels of the great musician ended in scandal. Niccolò met a certain Angelina Cavanna. The tailor’s daughter collected the last money to get to the concert and look at the mysterious virtuoso. In order to make sure that Satan himself is speaking before the audience, the girl has penetrated behind the scenes. It seemed to her that near she would be able to see some signs of the evil force surrounding the musician.