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Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) was the most celebrated virtuoso of the violin of the nineteenth century, if not the entirety of classical music. His works represent a great leap forward for violin technique, showing with glittering pyrotechnics the wide range of capability of the instrument and the modern violinist. He kept his secrets closely guarded and engaged in friendly rivalries with other virtuosos of his time, like Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst.
Many of his works are dazzling showpieces, such as the ''Moto Perpetuo'' of 1835, arranged here for cello and piano by Julius Klengel. A classic ''perpetual motion'' piece, it is suffused with endless short, rapid notes throughout the entire piece, displaying the player's proficiency in both hands. Edited by Leonard Rose. For intermediate-advanced players.