||NICCOLO PAGANINI - 24 Caprices - Arranged for solo flute -
Marina Piccinini (Flute) - 822252228427 - Released: April 2014 - Avie AV2284|
Everyone knows how fiendishly difficult it is to play the Niccolo Paganini Caprices on the violin, the actual
instrument they were composed for. So imagine how much harder it must be to play them on the flute. The technical demands, while striving to be as musical
as possible, must become downright diabolical. Not only does it require a fully mastered breathing technique, but also a tight control on speed and dynamics in
order to give each note its proper value and weight. Not only was I skeptical of Marina Piccinini's ability to pull this off, but also confident that
the whole effort would be unpleasant, musically speaking that is.