Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840)
I stumbled upon Niccolo Paganini, the Italian violin virtuosi, guitarist and composer of the Romantic era, rather late; a couple of days ago actually. After having read up a little about him, I decided to download his works. Two days of waiting down the line, I am listening to his violin pieces as I write. Played by Maurizio Preda and Luigi Alberto Bianchi, these compositions are tantalizingly beautiful and soulfully melodious. Mostly happy tunes, they flow at a brisk pace, at times quite fast, and create a sweet tuneful world around them. I am just loving Paganini!