24 Caprices of Niccolo Paganini Lisa Jacobs

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Label: Cobra Records

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

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  • Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 1:
  • 124 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 1 in E Major 'L'Arpeggio': Andante01:59
  • 224 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 2 in B Minor: Moderato03:37
  • 324 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 3 in E Minor: Sostenuto – Presto – Sostenuto03:49
  • 424 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 4 in C Minor: Maestoso08:17
  • 524 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 5 in A Minor: Agitato02:38
  • 624 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 6 in G Minor 'The Trill': Lento05:17
  • 724 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 7 in A Minor: Posato04:32
  • 824 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 8 in E-flat Major: Maestoso03:14
  • 924 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 9 in E Major 'La chasse': Allegretto03:43
  • 1024 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 10 in G Minor: Vivace02:43
  • 1124 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 11 in C Major: Andante – Presto – Primo tempo04:38
  • 1224 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 12 in A-flat Major: Allegro02:44
  • 1324 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 13 in B-flat Major 'Devil's Laughter': Allegro02:33
  • 1424 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 14 in E-flat Major: Moderato01:39
  • 1524 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 15 in E Minor: Posato03:20
  • 1624 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 16 in G Minor: Presto01:39
  • 1724 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 17 in E-flat Major: Sostenuto – Andante03:55
  • 1824 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 18 in C Major: Corrente – Allegro03:05
  • 1924 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 19 in E-flat Major: Lento – Allegro Assai03:32
  • 2024 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 20 in D Major: Allegretto03:35
  • 2124 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 21 in A Major: Amoroso – Presto03:54
  • 2224 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 22 in F Major: Marcato02:36
  • 2324 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 23 in E-flat Major: Posato04:39
  • 2424 Caprices, Op. 1, No. 24 in A Minor: Tema quasi presto - Variazioni - Finale05:11
  • Total Runtime01:26:49

Info for 24 Caprices of Niccolo Paganini

No violinist can escape them: Paganini’s Caprices. A beautiful, infamous cycle of 24 works for violin solo with an enormous arsenal of technical delights.

With his 24 Caprices Niccolò Paganini set out to fascinate the audience and play the kind of music that people had never experienced before. As a young talent Niccolò had shocked and enraged the public by imitating animals using his violin and in the Caprices he elaborated on that earlier experimentation. Bird-song, hunting horns, laughter, donkeys - they were all brought to life through his instrument. When it comes to special techniques and almost impossible dexterity, his 24 Caprices go a step further than Locatellis. Above all Paganini’s caprices are full of drama. Calm and moving passages interchange without warning withfiery, almost violent passages.

For Lisa Jacobs it is not the technical aspects of the music, but exactly that enormous variety in the musical characters, the extraordinary sound landscape, and the fantasy and lyricism that has amazed her all her life and has been an inspiration for this recording.

Dutch violinist Lisa Jacobs performs three of Locatteli’s concertos with bold characterization, and meets their formidable technical challenges with commendable athleticism and élan. (The Strad, UK, 2017)

Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs is known for her passionate performances, interesting programs and communicative qualities on stage. She is equally at home on the concert stage with concertos, chamber music and solo works. Lisa Jacobs collaborated with amongst others the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Bremer Philharmoniker and respected conductors such as Riccardo Chaily, Neeme Järvi, Massimo Quarta, Otto Tausk, Jan Willem de Vriend and Carlos Miguel Prieto.

Lisa Jacobs, violine

Lisa Jacobs
Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs is known for her passionate performances, interesting programs and communicative qualities on stage. She is equally at home on the concert stage with concertos, chamber music, recitals and solo works.

At the age of only 17, Lisa made her successful debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Chailly.

She has played several times in all the major concert halls of the Netherlands and all around the world ever since, both as a soloist with renowned orchestras and conductors, as a recitalist with her pianist Ksenia Kouzmenko and at chamber music festivals, always to high critical acclaim, receiving brilliant reviews and finding ecstatic audiences. She receives much attention in both national and international media, with live radio concerts, television broadcasts and interviews. Lisa has won several first prizes in both national and international competitions, one of them being at the 2nd International Jascha Heifetz Violin Competition in Lithuania 2005, where she received the Audience prize as well.

She has collaborated with (amongst others) the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Philharmonie ZuidNederland, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Joensuu City Orchestra, Kiev State Symphony Orchestra, Georgian Sinfonietta, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzesse, Orquestra Sinfonica de Juanaguato Mexico, Residentie Orchestra and respected conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Riccardo Chailly, Jurjen Hempel, Massimo Quarta, Dirk Brossé, Juozas Domarkas, Jan Willem de Vriend, Carlos Miguel Prieto and Toby Hoffman. Lisa plays a Rugieri violin from 1683, given to her on loan by a private person for which she is very grateful.

Upcoming engagements include concerts playing the Wieniawski, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Locatelli and Vivaldi concertos, including concert tours to Greece, France, United Kingdom, Georgia, China and Germany.

In November 2013, her debut CD of works by Franck and Ysaye was given a highly successful release on Challenge Records International. Lisa’s next CD will be released in 2015.

Miss Jacobs started playing the violin at the age of 6. She was accepted in the Young Talent class of the Utrecht Conservatory by Joyce Tan at only eight years old. She continued studying with Ilya Grubert at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has graduated cum laude and with the highest distinction for both her bachelor and masters studies, at which occasion the jury spoke that they “were short on superlatives to praise her superb playing.” She also took lessons with Christoph Poppen at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich where she successfully finished her Konzertexam. This has been supported by the foundation Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Further musical influences were received in several lessons with Thomas Brandis, Julian Rachlin, Herman Krebbers, David Takeno, Nelli Shkollnikova, Philip Graffin and Maxim Vengerov, which was broadcasted on Dutch television.

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