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Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840)

Paganini's musical talent was recognized at an early age, and his ambitious father drove him hard to succeed, even withholding food if his son did not perform to his satisfaction on the violin. Escaping his father's domineering influence in his late teens by fleeing to Lucca, Paganini came to the attention of Princess Elisa Baciocchi, Napoléon ... See full bio »

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 2018 Colossal Youth (writer: "Caprice No. 24")
 2018 Вечерний Ургант (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Denis Matsuev (2018) ... (music: "Variatsii na temu Paganini dlya dvukh fortepyano")
 2017 Lux in Tenebris (writer: "24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op.1")
 2016 Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (writer: "24 Caprices Solo for Violin Op. 1 No. 24")
 2016 Однажды в сказке (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Souls of the Departed (2016) ... (performer: "Violin Concerto No. 2 In B Minor, Op. 7, Ms 48: I. Allegro Maestoso" - uncredited)
 2015 Моцарт в джунглях (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Regresso Del Rey (2015) ... (writer: "Cappricio No. 5" - uncredited)
 2015 The Temptation Game (Short) (writer: "Caprice 24")
 2013 Паганини: Скрипач Дьявола ("God Save the King") / (writer: "Caprice No. 5 - Variations", "Watson's Plan/Caprice No.14", "Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento", "Carnival of Venice", "Violin Concerto No. 1", "Io Ti Penso Amore / Beside My Love - Violin Concerto No. 4", "Farm Yard Caprice", "Caprice No.24")
 2013 Выживут только любовники (writer: "Caprice No. 5 in A Minor")
 2013 Элементарно (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Déjà Vu All Over Again (2013) ... (writer: "24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1: Caprice in C Major, Op. 1, No. 11 " - uncredited)
 2011 Эволюция метала (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (writer: "Caprice No 24")
 2011 La garde-barrière (Short) (music: "La Campanella")
 2010 Схватка (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Were His Little Monkey (2010) ... (writer: " Capriccio, Op. 1 N. 13: Allegro" - uncredited)
 2009 Chez Léon Coiffure (Documentary) (music: "La Campanella" - as Niccolo Paganini)
 2009 Доброе сердце (writer: "La Campanella")
 2009 Дориан Грей (writer: "Carnival of Venice" - as Nicolo Paganini)
 2009 Значит, ты умеешь танцевать? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two of 14 Voted Off (2009) ... (writer: "Caprice in E Minor, Op. 1 No 3")
 2009 Il caso dell'infedele Klara (writer: "Sonata No. 12 in E minor, Op. 3" - as N.Paganini)
 2008 Robinson Crusoe: The Great Blitzkrieg (Video) (writer: "Violin Concerto 4" - as Paganini)
 2008 A Previous Engagement (writer: "Romanze, Grand Sonata in A" - as Paganini)
 2008 Nyugalom (music: "La Campanella")
 2008 Lady Magdalene's (writer: "Caprice No. 20", "Caprice No. 24")
 2006 Витус (as Paganini, "La Campanella")
 2005 Полёт (Short) (music: "La Campanella" - as Nicolo Paganini)
 2005 Сочувствие госпоже Месть (writer: "Caprice No.24 in A minor" - as Nicolò Paganini)
 2005 Uvolnete se, prosím (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 March 2005 (2005) ... (music: "Capricio c. 16")
 2004 Дамы в лиловом (writer: "Carnival of Venice" (ca1829) - as Niccolo Paganini)
 2003 Ouija (writer: "Capricho nº 24")
 2003 La casa sfuggita (Video) (writer: "Capriccio #24, Opus 1")
 2002 Дефективный детектив (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale (2002) ... (writer: "24th Caprice" - as Paganini)
 2002 O Princípio da Incerteza (music: "24 caprici per violino, op. 1" - as Nicolo Paganini)
 2001 Вечная битва (writer: "1st Movement from VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.2 B-MINOR OP.7" - as Nicolò Paganini)
 2000 Закон противоположностей (writer: "Capriccio 'La Caccia'")
 1998 St. Ives (as Paganinin, "Quartet No. 15, Rondo", "Quartet No. 15, Minuetto Trio")
 1998 Great Performances (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration (1998) ... (music: "Introduction and Theme/Variations I-V", "Variations XXII-XXIII" - as Paganini)
 1996 Блеск ("La Campanella")
 1992 Оставайтесь с нами (music: "Allegro Vivace A Movimento Perpetuo" - uncredited)
 1991 Pappa ante Portas (writer: "Capriccio Nr. 19 Es-Dur for violin")
 1989 Capriccio No. 24 (TV Short) (writer: "Capriccio No. 24")
 1985 Robert és Robert (Short) (music: "La Campanella" - as Paganini)
 1982 Mientras el cuerpo aguante (Documentary) (writer: "I Palpiti")
 1981 Gallipoli (music: "CENTONE DI SONATA No. 3" - as Paganini)
 1978 Kaerazaru hibi (writer: "1st Movement")
 1978 De mantel der Liefde (writer: "Sonata per la Gran Viola")
 1978 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Paganini Superstar (1978) ... ("Variations")
 1972 Corpo d'amore (writer: "Concerto per violino e orchestra No. 1")
 1965 Tom-ic Energy (Short) (music: "Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo" - uncredited)
 1960 Song Without End (writer: "La Campanella" - uncredited)
 1959 The Five Pennies (music: "Carnival of Venice" (ca 1829) - uncredited)
 1954 Окно во двор (writer: "Il carnevale di Venezia")
 1948 Concert Magic (Documentary) (writer: "MOTO PERPETUO, Op.11", "CAPRICE NO.24 A MINOR, Op.1-24" - as Nicolò Paganini)
 1946 The Magic Bow ("Romance", uncredited) / (music: "Violin Concerto No.1", "Moto Perpetuo", "Caprice No. 24" - uncredited)
 1942 Always in My Heart (music: "Carnival of Venice" - uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues (music: "Carnival of Venice" - uncredited)
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He was famous for his ability to imitate animals sounds with his instruments. At a recital in Italy, the audience began booing a soprano singer who was performing with Paganini that night. Paganini responded by by imitating a donkey with his violin. The audience was so enraged by his cheeky behavior that Paganini had to be escorted from the city by police. See more »


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