Missy Mazzoli: Kinski Paganini for violin

For violin.

Sale price$10.00

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Additional Info

  • Composer
    Missy Mazzoli
  • Publisher
    G Schirmer Inc
  • Arrangement
    Violin (VLN)
  • Format
  • Genre
    20th Century


For violin.

Composer note
In 1989 Klaus Kinski wrote, directed, and starred in the surreal, sublime, touching and ultimately ridiculous film "Paganini." My short composition for violinist Jennifer Koh, Kinski Paganini, references Paganini's 24th Caprice, but is also a nod to the unbridled energy of the late German actor/director/madman. Kinski's portrayal required him to smash his instrument against walls, tear through every room in an inexplicable rage, and "play" his violin with a devilish intensity. Any hope or memory of musical accuracy is obliterated in this film, and replaced with a passion and humanity that is possibly even closer to how we experience music in our hearts.

— Missy Mazzoli

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