Ethnic Variations on a Theme of Paganini (based on the 24th Caprice)

  • Recorded: 13th July 2004
  • Record Place: The Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, Prague
  • First Release: 2004
  • (P) 2004 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Chamber Music


  • music by: Niccoló Paganini
  • improvisation: David Nathaniel Baker
  • violin: Pavel Šporcl
  • piano: Petr Jiříkovský


Pavel Šporcl, Petr Jiříkovský

Paganini: Works for Violin and Piano

Catalogue Number: SU 3772-2
Published: 25th October 2004
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 1 CD
This album has received following awards:
  • Harmonie Award (2004)
Pavel Šporcl, one of the most talented young Czech violinists and an unconventional artistic personality, has met with uncommonly enthusiastic responses in concert halls throughout the Czech Republic. For his latest recital CD, he has chosen compositions by Nicolo Paganini, an extraordinary artist shrouded in legend. The super human technique with which this violin wizard enchanted his audiences set a standard for flawless virtuosity that still endures today. Pavel Šporcl plays these pieces with truly unbelievable mastery, brilliance and lightness. Also is included D.N. Baker's noteworthy contemporary composition on the theme of Paganini's 24th Capriccio, plus a new Pavel Šporcl music video. Pavel Šporcl will amaze you with his inhuman technique.
Niccoló Paganini
24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1 (M.S. 25)
1. No. 5 in A minor /Allegro. Agitato/ 02:58
Niccoló Paganini
2. Sonata No. 12 in E minor /No. 6 from Six Sonatas, Op. 3 (M.S. 27/ 04:11
Niccoló Paganini
3. Le Streghe for Violin and Piano. Introduction and Variations on a Thema from Ballet by F. X. Süssmayr'a Il Noce di Benevento, Op. 8 (M.S. 19) 10:28
Niccoló Paganini
4. Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo for Violin and Guitar (Moto perpetuo), Op. 11 (M.S. 72) 04:25
Niccoló Paganini
5. Ethnic Variations on a Theme of Paganini (based on the 24th Caprice) 11:12
Niccoló Paganini
6. Cantabile for Violin and Piano in D major, (M.S. 109) 04:13
Niccoló Paganini
24 Caprices for Violin, Op. 1 (M.S. 25)
7. No. 1 in E major /Andante/ 01:55
8. No. 2 in B minor /Moderato/ 04:19
9. No. 9 in E major /Variation. Allegretto/ 02:45
10. No. 13 in B flat major /Allegro non troppo/ 02:45
11. No. 14 in E flat major /Marcia/ 02:05
Niccoló Paganini
12. I Palpiti for Violin and Piano. Introduction, Thema and Variation based on the Aria "Di tanti palpiti" from G. Rossini's Tancredi, Op. 13 (M.S. 77) 11:42