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Niccolo Paganini Moto Perpetuo, La Campanella & Other Caprices
These violin solos have been sympathetically remixed on new world percussion instruments and synthesizers to crisp, sparkling effect in different ways to bring out the dynamic qualities of this music. Violin pieces are not usually obvious candidates for a percussion treatment but the rapid pace of Paganini's work make them relatively adaptable.
Our arrangement of the Paganini Caprice 24 MP3 recording is one of the most popular even though it was originally composed for the violin. Paganini caused a creative storm during his exhausting six year tour around Europe. His dexterity and panache inspired Liszt to new heights on the keyboard and Brahms in the composition of his wonderful variations on the theme of Caprice No 24. He composed for himself and limited access to his music to his performances while he was touring to prevent others from emulating him. For La Campanella and Caprice No 15 the Mega Moog eases the adaptation and picks up some aspects of the violin sound but in Caprice No 20 and Caprice No 24 the Marimba has been used along side the steel drums for a full percussion effect. Our latest recording is the Moto Perpetuo (Perpetual Motion) where the steel drum vibraphone combination which pick up the violin’s line is accompanied by a gamelan and marimba on a sort of pedal bass line.
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