Paganini: 24 Caprices

 
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NICCOLO PAGANINI
Paganini: 24 Caprices
Alina Ibragimova (violin)

[ Hyperion / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 21 May 2021

The transcendental heroics of Paganini's Caprices have presented the ultimate test for generations of violinists; Alina Ibragimova's accounts of this most exclusive repertoire join a select few of the most celebrated.

"Her facility, speed and precision, breathtaking throughout, never loses sight of musicality. Listening to these short works in one sitting can feel like an overlong firework display. Not here. Ibragimova infuses them with addictive variety, grace and insouciance." - The Guardian

"Ibragimova imbues each caprice with its own unique musical personality and expressive narrative, with the result that all those thousands of notes emerge with an emotional rather than merely technical imperative...she goes behind the notes to reveal a composer fully in touch with, and in many cases innovating, the spectral extravagances of the era...Inimitable, unforgettable and cherishable." BBC Music Magazine Awards 2022 Shortlisted - Instrumental

"Ibragimova is one of the brightest violinists of our time. Her latest album with Paganini's 24 Caprices sets a new high standard, with the violinist displaying nonchalant virtuosity, amazing imagination if not borderline audacity. Her very personal interpretation offers continuously enriching surprises with each Caprice." International Classical Music Awards 2022

Tracks:

Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24