Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (hr-Sinfonieorchester, piano: Kirill Gerstein)

Conducted by the British conductor Edward Gardner, hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and Kirill Gerstein (piano) perform “The Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43”, a concertante (a mixture of the symphony and the concerto genres) work written for solo piano and symphony orchestra by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Recorded live at Alte Oper Frankfurt on […]

Paganini – Sonata Concertata, Mandolin: Marissa Carroll, Guitar: Joel Woods

Marissa Carroll (mandolin) and Joel Woods (guitar) play Niccolò Paganini’s Sonata Concertata, a three-movement piece in A major, op.61 for guitar and violin. Here, the performers use mandolin instead of violin. Performed at the Ian Hanger Recital Hall at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane, Australia in May 2011.

Leonid Kogan plays Nel cor più non mi sento (Paganini)

A preeminent Soviet violinist of the 20th century, Leonid Kogan plays Niccolò Paganini’s “Nel cor più non mi sento“. It is actually a soprano aria from act 2 in Giovanni Paisiello’s 1788 opera L’amor contrastato, ossia La molinara, usually known as La molinara. Paganini is one of the composers who wrote variations based on Paisiello’s […]