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The Wizardry of Paganini by Rachel Barton Pine / WRTI Radio

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Rachel Barton Pine's recent release - Bel Canto Paganini: 24 Caprices and other Works for Solo Violin is a musical tightrope of works that samples virtually all of the most challenging techniques possible on the violin. Pine's 35th album and third release on Avie records, marks the first time an American-born female violinist has recorded this repertoire. Born in northern Italy in 1782, Niccolò Paganini became one of the greatest violin virtuosos in classical music history. As WRTI: Philadelphia - Susan Lewis reports, his 24 Caprices show off his extraordinary technique-and more.

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