God Save the Queen & King
Somehow my tribute post was lost, so here's a modified submission. In memory of the late Queen and welcoming the new King, who played it best? I prefer old school sound (honourable mention to the Sex Pistols, but they don't play violin).
They are both pretty impressive, but I gotta say, the composition is far from my favorite Paganini.
Wow this is incredible. I personally prefer Roman Kim's version
all fantastic. maybe the most difficult violin music ever ,but i do not like this Paganini. in this piece very good is also Kavakos, Zimermann,Repin,Accardo
If I remember correctly, there is a fabulous recorded performance of this by Ruggiero Ricci. Check it out.
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I agree with Sander.
Just listened to Ricci's recording and it's pretty special. I guess he was known as a Paganini specialist for a reason! To some of the earlier comments, maybe it's not the greatest piece of music, but Kreisler said anyone can play a beautiful tune and sound ok, but a master should be able to make lesser music sound good. Or maybe the challenge here is to let the music shine through such a difficult technical work.
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