Paganini defined violin bravura in the nineteenth century. As one of the most flamboyant and spectacular virtuosos of the instrument, he provoked a storm of excitement with his recital and concert performances. He composed six concertos for the violin, the Fifth dating from around 1830. Despite the fact that only the solo part has survived (Federico Mompellio completed the work) it contains a lexicon of brilliant gymnastica and rich melodies cut from his finest cloth. The album also contains two of his most popular pieces, the Moto perpetuo and I palpiti. Ivan Pochekin performs.
PAGANINI, N.: Violin Concerto No. 5 / I palpiti
(Pochekin, Russian Philharmonic, Yablonsky)