Paganini: 24 Caprices

James Ehnes

Paganini 24 Caprices
  • CAT # 80398-25

    1. No. 1 in E major 1:45
    2. No. 2 in B minor 2:42
    3. No. 3 in E minor 2:43
    4. No. 4 in C minor 6:30
    5. No. 5 in A minor 2:41
    6. No. 6 in G minor 4:45
    7. No. 7 in A minor 3:53
    8. No. 8 in E-flat major 2:48
    9. No. 9 in E major 2:57
    10. No. 10 in G minor 2:03
    11. No. 11 in C major 3:52
    12. No. 12 in A-flat major 2:19
    13. No. 13 in B-flat major 2:35
    14. No. 14 in E-flat major 1:54
    15. No. 15 in E minor 2:39
    16. No. 16 in G minor 1:29
    17. No. 17 in E-flat major 3:40
    18. No. 18 in C major 2:30
    19. No. 19 in E-flat major 2:58
    20. No. 20 in D major 4:01
    21. No. 21 in A major 3:00
    22. No. 22 in F major 3:09
    23. No. 23 in E-flat major 5:03
    24. No. 24 in A minor 4:23

This debut recording by nineteen year old American-Canadian violinist James Ehnes is a fresh and youthful approach to these pearls of technical and musical wizardry.

Nearly a century and a half after his death, the standards of performance that Paganini established still lie at the limits of violin technique, and playing his compositions remains one of the most daunting challenges for today's virtuosos. The most astounding of Paganini's works are his 24 Caprices.

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