In his day, violinist Nicollo Paganini was very famous. some members of his listening audience felt that he was connected “with the devil” based on the amazing feats that Paganini was able to demonstrate on the violin.
Later on several other composers created musical variations based on melodies created by the famous fiddler. Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov wrote a wonderful piece called “Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini“, and this composition became very famous in its own right.
Rachmaninov was a master of Melody, and this compositions became a highly-loved piece for the music loving audience.
Pianist Valentina Lisitsa has always impressed me with her outstanding performing skills. explore her recording of this music.