Paganini: Violin Works
Format: COMPACT DISC
Wiener Singverein; Hossen, Mario; Vienna Classical Players; Kerschbaum, Martin
This new release is the penultimate album of the Paganini Complete Edition in 40 releases. Included on this album is the première world recording of the original version of three very famous works by Paganini- Le Streghe M.S. 19, Non più mesta M.S. 22 and I Palpiti M.S. 77. In the Genoese violinist’s intention, the violin was to be tuned a semitone higher. The violin part, in D major, therefore sounds as if it were written in E flat major, which is the key of the orchestral accompaniment. During the 19th century, the practice of tuning the instrument higher was abandoned. Bulgarian violinist Mario Hossen courageously tackles it, allowing us to hear, for the first time since Paganini’s time, these works as they were written. The album includes another première recording, that of the Religiosa introduzione al rondò del campanello M.S. 67/1, first version of the Couvent du Mont St. Bernard M.S. 67. Dr. Mario Hossen is artistic director of the Camerata Orphica and the International Music Academy Orpheus, Vienna. He plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan 1749, on loan from the Osterreichische Nationalbank’s collection.