PAGANINI, Niccolò, 1782-1840
24 capricci op. 1, per violino. Facsimile dell’autografo
Introduzione di Yehudi Menuhin e prefazione de Federico Mompellio
[Caprices, violin, op.1, autogr.]
Milan, 1974. Oblong, 32 x 23 cm, 13, 52 pp.
Beautiful duotone of the autograph produced and bound in the original format. Paganini’s 24 capricci are often referred to as “the definition of violinistic virtuosity itself”, a “rite of passage”, difficult but necessary for all aspiring violinists. It is equally inspiring for composers and musicians alike. To see and experience the music in Paganini’s own handwriting—quick, free flowing, unabashed—is a daunting adventure to say the least. This remarkable facsimile published nearly 50 years ago is printed in color on fine thick paper, it is one of the most elusive facsimile publications in all the years of OMI's expertise in this field. Separate commentary booklet in It-Fr-Eng-Ger. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. Wrappers, in portfolio.