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The Paganini Effect – La Campanella

A wet, grey day in Cornwall, and I sit in a holiday cottage listening to a recording of violinist Itzhak Perlman playing Paganini Caprices, as you do. It’s not hard to imagine the impression that Paganini made on European audiences as he performed … Continue reading

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Studying the Etudes

Why does it sound so much better to perform an Etude than to perform a Study? It means the same, but perhaps the French word gives an aura of glamour and sophistication to a title which, in English, appears rather … Continue reading

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