Duet for ONE violin?!?!

July 9, 2006 at 05:40 AM · Do you know where I can find a free recording (online) of Paganini's "Duet for one violin in C major"??? I want to hear a REAL person play it and I can' seem to find anything on the internet!

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July 9, 2006 at 04:26 PM · Free is a tough one...it's actually not too difficult by Paganini self accompaniment standards...maybe go to Amazon.com and see how long of a sample they offer? I know Accardo has recorded the piece. Also, check out www.emusic.com You get 25 free downloads or something of that sort when you sign up.

Note this piece is more commonly referred to as Duo Merveille.

July 9, 2006 at 04:28 PM · I am certain that there is a recording by Ruggiero Ricci, but I have no other info.


July 9, 2006 at 07:51 PM · This piece is hard to keep in tune since you're doing left hand pizzicato while playing bowed notes at the same time. I don't do much vibrato because every time I pizz while playing solid bow notes, that's my "vibrato".

This is the one time I'm REALLY GLAD I have hyperflexible joints. I find the slower beginning part more challenging than the fast section.

I gave my sheet music away to a student as a present when I moved away from his town. I had learned this piece about 3/4 way but never quite nailed it. I will make a point of getting the sheet music for this piece as soon as I can.

July 9, 2006 at 11:49 PM · Salvatore Accardo's recording is the best. E-mail me at SamLee0519@gmail.com if you want it.

July 10, 2006 at 12:55 AM · Isn't file sharing of commercially available recordings ILLEGAL?

Besides, we can all spend a tiny bit of money to support artists like Accardo that share their music with us.

July 11, 2006 at 12:43 PM · The reason I asked about free recordings was because I searched all the online stores I could think of, and nobody had a recording even to sell! I will try looking it up as Duo Merveille and if I still can't find anything, I think I will take you up on your offer Sam... (Sandy, my teacher suggested Ricci, but he also said it was only an LP recording, not a CD). Thanks for the help though... this piece has been fun to put together and maybe once I can play it, I should record it and add it to the internet!!! lol.

July 11, 2006 at 01:16 PM · Try the Accardo Paganini box set of 6 on DG. It should have it in the box. It is in Vol 5.

July 11, 2006 at 02:18 PM · Eliza: I'm pretty sure the Ricci is on a CD, with the Caprices and that 25th "Caprice." I'm sure I have it somewhere in my collection. I'll try to locate it (unless the Alzheimers is kicking in).


July 11, 2006 at 03:16 PM · Where is Ricci's version?. I've a crazy recording of the caprices plus the 25th. (caprice d'adieu) on Vox, but it hasn't the duo marvielle. I've it by

Accardo on a DGG vinyl plus the caprices, the english hymn var.and nel cor. A devilish ingenious

piece,that duo.

July 11, 2006 at 04:13 PM · There is a live Ricci version on his "Virtuoso" cd.

July 11, 2006 at 10:11 PM · The 25 caprices (Ricci) are now also on Regis.

July 12, 2006 at 05:19 PM · Don't you mean 24? Unless the 25 means the Duo Merveille.

July 12, 2006 at 07:18 PM · There's a 25th caprice "d'adieu", and ther´s duo marenielle.Different works.

July 12, 2006 at 10:56 PM · No 25 was recently discovered. Ricci on Regis has recorded all the 25. I do not have the recording because I'm not a Ricci fan.

July 12, 2006 at 10:58 PM · It's not in the group of the 24. Paganini wrote them in 3 groups: 2 groups of 6 and 1 group of 12, and that's how he put it on the covers of the manuscript.

July 12, 2006 at 11:00 PM · Where can I get the sheet music for the 25th?

or a recording for that matter?

July 12, 2006 at 11:01 PM · The Caprice d'adieu is in a book of 4 Encores of Paganini, edited by Ricci and published by Schirmer.

July 13, 2006 at 02:20 AM · Is this the "Ricci on Regis"?


July 13, 2006 at 10:54 PM · Found it!!!

Price-Less CD #D12179

Published by Outlet Book Company, Inc., 225 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003

It looks like it was recorded in 1979 in Toronto, Canada.

It is an all-Paganini disc:

- the 24 Caprices

- The "Farewell Caprice" in E Major (c. 1831-32)

- Duo merveille (c. 1808)

The quality of the sound is a little "tinny," but the performances are Ricci's usual "go for broke" virtuosity and intensity.


July 13, 2006 at 11:22 PM · for some reason i don't think there should be a 25 caprices set. it doesn't sound right.

July 15, 2006 at 04:15 PM · Paganini: Duo merveille [Duo in C for one Violin]

Recordings:(also see the ones listed in other posts)

Paganini, Nicolo,1782-1840.

24 capricci per violino solo, op. 1. Introduzione e variazioni sul

tema Nel cor piu non mi sento, da La molinara, di Giovanni

Paisiello, per violino solo. Duo merveille; sonata per violino solo, C-Dur. Introduzione e

variazioni su God save the King, op. 9., [n.p.]Deutsche Grammophon

2707 107 (2563 981-2563 982) p1978. p. 2 discs. 33 1/3 rpm. stereo.

12 in.


There is a recording of the complete solo works of Paganini on the Dynamic label with Stefan Milenkovich. It does contains a recording of the Duo.

A CD set sugested "for reference only."


Sheet Music Publications:

Paganini, Nicolo, 1782-1840.

24 Capricen fur Violine Solo [und] Duo fur Violine allein.

24 caprices and Duo for violin solo.

Bearbeiter Schmidtner, Franz

Hamburg, Sikorski [1954]

49 p. 32 cm.


Paganini, Nicolo, 1782-1840.

Tours de force ; Nel cor piu non mi sento ; Duo for violin solo

edited by Yair Kless.

Kokkola : Modus Musiikki, [2001]

"Tours de force constitutes an attempt to illustrate Paganini's daily warm-up ...

[from Carl Guhr’s] book on Paganini"--P. 2

32 p. of music ; 30 cm. Price: 128 FIM

Modus Musiikki Oy

P.O. BOX 206, 67101 Kokkola, Finland

email: modus.musiikki@saunalahti.fi

Website: http://www.sicom.fi/EditionModus/en/


Paganini, Niccolo ( 1782 - 1840 )

"Caprices, 24, Op. 1 with Moto Perpetuo and Duo Merveille "

Edited: Kross

vln solo

Publisher: Carl Fischer, LLC 3224

POP. Off copyright.

Copy in the Collection Jonathan Frohnen - frohnen@hotmail.com


Paganini, Niccolo

Duet for One Violin in C;

Edited: Twinn

vln Arco and left hand pizzicato;

Publisher: C.F. Peters Corporation H00430

No longer listed in the Peters on line catalog.


Copies in LIBRARIES:

Copy in the Library of Congress

Paganini, Nicolo, 1782-1840.

24 Capricen nebst Perpetuum mobile und Duo für eine Violine.

Mainz, B. Schott Sohne [18-]

47 p. 35 cm.

[Not lited in the on line Schott catalog]


Copy in the National Library Of The Netherlands:

Merveille de Paganini : duetto pour un seul violon : une partie s'execute avec l'archet, et l'autre, accompagne pizzicato

Duo merveille

Duetto pour un seul violon

Autor: Nicolo Paganini 1782-1840

Jahr: [1829?]

Verleger: Paris : Aulagnier

Anmerkung: Koptitel. - Omslagtitel: Duetto pour un seul violon

Delen: 1: Adagio ; 2: Allegro molto

Jaar van compositie: ca.1808

Umfang: 1 partituur (3 p.). : portr. ; 35 cm


Copy in the Polish National Library:

Author Paganini, Niccolo (1782-1840)

Title Sonate : M.S. 6 : pour violon seul : parfois appelee "Duo pour violon seul" ou "duo-Merveille" : ou "Une Merveille de Paganini" / Niccolo Paganini ; d'apres Carl Guhr.

Publisher[Paris] : [s. n.], [2000]. [Who is this Publisher?]

Description 3 s. : il. ; 30 cm.

Notes R. powst. utworu: 1805-1808.

Ded.: "S. A. S. F. La Principessa Elisa Marianna Bonaparte."

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