Mister Paganini

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Laurent Korcia performs works by Kreisler, Albeniz, Isaÿe and Paganini

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Issue: 
July
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'Take three of the all-time great violinist-composers, bring to the boil, stir and leave to simmer and the result is pure musical dynamite … Finest of all is a gripping performance of Ysäye’s 15 wrist-crippling variations on Paganini’s famous Caprice No. 24, a cornucopia of fiendish technical ingenuity that Korcia throws off with scintillating flair and passion.' Julian Haylock

 

Mister Paganini

Kreisler: Concerto in One Movement; La gitana; Petite valse; Albeniz: Malaguēna; Paganini: I Palpiti; Violin Concerto No. 2; Ysaÿe: Paganini Variations

Laurent Korcia (violin); Haruko Ueda (piano); Paris Chamber Orchestra/Jean-Jacques Kantorow

Naïve V5344

 

For a full review of this recording, pick up a copy of the July issue of BBC Music Magazine