Paganini: 24 Caprices

  • Release date: 25 May 2018
    LSO5083 | 822231508366

    2 CD | Jewel case
    Booklet notes in English, French and German<

    Producer & engineer: Slobodan Misailovic
    Editing: Milan Prokop
    Recorded at Studio M, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2007

  • ***** ‘Simovic colours each [Caprice] with its own character and hue… jaw-dropping.’
    The Scotsman

    ‘[Simovic] shows the astonishing variety of these works… breathtakingly worthwhile.’
    The Guardian

    ‘Whether beautifully tuned chords and octaves, dramatic double and triple stopping, left hand pizzicato, gorgeously tactile vibrato at the close of phrases, Simovic delivers it all spectacularly.’
    Audiophilia

    ‘Simovic’s brilliant virtuosity and innate musicality allow him to take risks only few can hazard.’
    Teatri Online

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Roman Simovic


For his debut solo album the Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra showcases his virtuosity and innate musicality, navigating the technical and artistic challenges of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin. Staples of the violinist’s impressive repertoire, as a budding musician Simovic would practice these works daily in place of scales, and has gone on to delight audiences with performances across the globe.

While Paganini’s Caprices were intended to improve and strengthen technique, they are more commonly used to determine the wheat from the chaff, their demanding, high speed passages pushing players to their limits. With its fast scales and arpeggios, double and triple stops, and left-hand pizzicato, the final caprice is widely considered one of the most technically challenging violin pieces ever written.

Composer   Nicolò Paganini
Soloist   Roman Simovic

Track list

CD 1: Caprices for Solo Violin, Op 1:
1. No 1 in E Major, 'L'Arpeggio': Andante
2. No 2 in B Minor: Moderato
3. No 3 in E Minor: Sostenuto - Presto - Sostenuto
4. No 4 in C Minor: Maestoso
5. No 5 in A Minor: Agitato
6. No 6 in G Minor, 'The Trill': Lento
7. No 7 in A Minor: Posato
8. No 8 in E-Flat Major: Maestoso
9. No 9 in E Major, 'La chasse': Allegretto
10. No 10 in G Minor: Vivace
11. No 11 in C Major: Andante - Presto - Andante
12. No 12 in A-Flat Major: Allegro
CD 2: Caprices for Solo Violin, Op 1:
13. No 13 in B-Flat Major, 'Devil's Laughter': Allegro
14. No 14 in E-Flat Major: Moderato
15. No 15 in E Minor: Posato
16. No 16 in G Minor: Presto
17. No 17 in E-Flat Major: Sostenuto - Andante
18. No 18 in C Major: Corrente - Allegro
19. No 19 in E-Flat Major: Lento - Allegro Assai
20. No 20 in D Major: Allegretto
21. No 21 in A Major: Amoroso - Presto
22. No 22 in F Major: Marcato
23. No 23 in E-Flat Major: Posato
24. No 24 in A Minor: Tema con Variazioni (Quasi presto)

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