Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) was an Italian violinist and composer. His legend is forged through the mastery of the violin technique, considered a virtuoso of this instrument, to such an extent that it modified the technique known for it.

He has left us 24 Caprices for violin as his main work, a work that is partially influenced by his Baroque compatriot Vivaldi. He was a contemporary of Washington Irving and is mentioned in his famous Tales of the Alhambra.
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On virtuosity in music - March, 24; 2020