Cookie Control

We use cookies to improve the use of our website, our products and services, and confirm your login authorization or initial creation of account. By clicking "Ok" or by continuing to use our website, you agree to cookies being set on your device as explained in our Privacy Policy. You may disable the use of cookies if you do not wish to accept them, however, this may limit the website’s overall functionality.
Ok – I'm happy to proceed

Paganini's Daemon; A Most Enduring Legend

Shipping time: In stock | Expected delivery 1-2 days | Free UK Delivery
A Christopher Nupen DVD about Niccolo Paganini: the most charismatic figure in the entire history of Western music ' also the most talked about, the most controversial, the most famous and the most successful classical soloist that the world of music has ever known. The story is astonishing, exciting, wildly unusual and, at the end, deeply touching. It is one of the most extraordinary tales in the history of music and it is told with all the Nupen finesse and commitment that have won him DVD of the Year Award four times in the past six years. Paganini made use of his astonishing gifts, and the gullibility of the world, to create the most elaborate and enduring legend of all instrumental soloists in Western classical music. But, as so often with legends, the excitement and the chatter obscured the true figure of both the man and the artist. In the film on this DVD, Christopher Nupen looks at the legend and the strange man who created it with his dazzling combination of technical brilliance, supreme showmanship, Italian melody and unbridled manipulative skill ' a man whose extraordinary personality unsettled even the most sophisticated and educated minds and provoked wildly contradictory opinions. The film presents Paganini's music, shot and edited in the style developed by Christopher Nupen and his colleagues for their prize winning DVDs about Sibelius, Schubert and Tchaikovsky and combines it with extracts from Paganini's letters and quotations from both his admirers and his many detractors. While being hailed as the greatest performing musician of his time, Paganini was denounced again and again by knowledgeable critics as a charlatan in league with the devil and an avaricious man with scant respect for those who responded so enthusiastically to his unforgettable gift ' and contributed so readily to his vast personal fortune. Paganini exploited it all and used the legends to make himself not only the most famous performer of his time, but also the wealthiest by a long, long way. In time this provoked envy and resentment and, finally, a pitiable isolation. This DVD tells an extraordinary and touching story and, as so often with Nupen, it tells it with excellent technical skill and appealing honesty ' but it is very unusual, and so it needs promoting.
Item number A12CND
Barcode 814446010086
Release date 26/09/2011
Category Documentary
Label Christopher Nupen Films
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
Artists Kremer, Gidon
Kremer, Gidon
Composers Williams, John
Paganini, Niccola
Williams, John
Paganini, Niccola
Conductors Foster, Lawrence
Foster, Lawrence
Orchestras Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Paganini's Daemon; A Most Enduring Legend, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

The Art Of The Bass
Malipiero: Tre Commedie Goldoniane/ Stradivario Et Al
Alice Sommer Herz
Tchaikovsky: Two Films
ASHKENAZY, Vladimir: Master Musician A09CND 29/09/2008 £24.99
Few in stock Buy +
PERLMAN, Itzhak: Virtuoso Violinist A08CND 03/01/2008 £24.99
Few in stock Buy +
MILSTEIN, Nathan: In Portrait A06CND 02/01/2007 £24.99
Out of stock
SIBELIUS: Early Years A05CND 09/01/2006 £24.99
Few in stock Buy +
STAR WARS AND OTHER SCI-FI CLASSICS 8555020 07/01/2006 £7.99
Few in stock Buy +
Image Image Image Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items