MUSES OF MUSICIAN NIKKOLO PAGANINI
One of the most prominent personalities in the musical history of Niccolo Paganini, despite the rather demonic appearance, has never lacked fans. He was not even 20 when a rich and noble lover appeared, taking the young virtuoso to the “rest” estate after concerts. Until the age of 40, he selected women for himself according to three criteria: a large chest, a thin waist and long legs … It is thanks to such women that there is a great musical heritage.
The joys of freedom Niccolo Paganini
In all European capitals of the beginning of the 19th century, portraits of a strange man appeared. A pale, waxy face, tangled black hair, a large hooked nose, eyes burning like coals, and a huge scarf wrapping the entire upper half of the body. When looking at the portrait, people whispered: “Looks like a devil.” Such was the maestro Paganini – a composer and violinist, who had no equal, there is not and will hardly be. Journalists accused the musician of all mortal sins, added fuel to the fire and the church. A train of awkward “revelations” accompanied Niccolo throughout Europe. Well, the maestro was more interested in his own work.
The great violinist was born on October 27, 1782. Father Niccolo Paganini was an amateur musician. It was he who instilled in his son a love of music and violin. Violinist Niccolo Paganini The boy learned virtuoso playing in his early childhood, and soon in Genoa they could no longer find a teacher who would teach the young performer something new.
At sixteen years ended the difficult stage of his life – he ceased to depend on the will of his father. Breaking free, Paganini indulged in previously inaccessible “joys of life.” He seemed to catch up. Niccolo began to lead a dissolute life and play not only the violin and guitar, but also cards. The life of the great maestro consisted of concerts, trips, illnesses and all kinds of sexual adventures.
Love works miracles!
In connection with his first love, Paganini did not tour for three years. The musician’s muse becomes a certain “Signora Dide.” The composer writes music, and during this period 12 sonatas for violin and guitar are born.
In 1805, Eliza Bonaparte Bachocchi, took over the violinist Niccolo PaganiniLucca, donated by Napoleon, to the duchy. She missed the brilliant courtyard left in Paris, and wanted to have something similar here in Italy. With practicality worthy of the Bonaparte family, Princess Eliza quickly assembled a court orchestra and invited the first violin of the Republic of Lucca to be conductor of the band. This title was won by young Paganini in 1801, competing for the right to play in the cathedral during religious festivals. At the same time, Niccolo was supposed to teach the violin play to Prince Felice Bachocchi, Eliza’s husband.
Soon, discovering the limitless possibilities of Niccolo as an unsurpassed composer and wanting to shine in the eyes of the court audience, Eliza asked Paganini to prepare a surprise for her at the next concert – a small musical joke with a hint of their relationship. And Paganini composed the famous “Love Duet” (“Love Scene”) for two strings, imitating the dialogue of a guitar and a violin. The novelty was received with enthusiasm, and the august patroness no longer asked, but demanded: the maestro should play her next miniature on one string!
Niccolo Paganini – an inexhaustible virtuoso
violinist Niccolo Paganini Eliza Bonaparte
Niccolo liked the idea, and a week later at the court concert a Napoleon military sonata was played. The success exceeded all expectations and fueled Paganini’s imagination even more – melodies one more beautiful than the other were pulled out under the composer’s sensitive fingers almost every day. The apotheosis of the difficult relationship between Princess Eliza and her court musician was 24 caprices, written in 1807 in one go! And until now, this unique work remains the pinnacle of Paganini’s creative heritage.
This romantic captivity could go on, but the court life was pretty burdensome Niccolo. He longed for freedom of action … Their last conversation took place in 1808. He explained to Elise that he wanted to preserve his personality. Although their relationship lasted 4 years, she had no choice but to peacefully part with Niccolo …
Touring again and …
The musician returned to performances in the cities of Italy. For 20 years, his triumphant concert violinist Niccolo Paganinidze continued at home. Moreover, he sometimes acted as a conductor. His play often caused tantrums in the beautiful half of the hall, but the ladies flocked to concerts, like moths to the fire. One of the great musician’s novels ended in scandal. Niccolo met a certain Angelina Cavanna. The tailor’s daughter collected the last money to get to the concert and look at the mysterious virtuoso. In order to make sure that Satan himself actually speaks in front of the audience, the girl penetrated backstage. It seemed to her that nearby she would be able to discern some signs of the evil spirits surrounding the musician.
Passion flared up suddenly, and, having finished his performances, Paganini invited the girl to go on tour with him to Parma.