Articles about Virtuosity

Fire Amid the Fjords
Strings (2015) Vol. 29, No. 7, pp. 18-19

Some examples: the sonata's fiery opening gesture reappears later in that movement, now marked triple piano and cantabile espressivo and singing with unexpected delicacy; the central episode of the slow movement becomes the dancing main theme of the finale.

Developing A Natural Approach
Canadian Musician (2015) Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 30

 

Forging "Paganinis of the Piano" in the 1830s
Studia Musicologica (2013) Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 115-133

Musical artists in the 1830s were intrigued by Niccolò Paganini, with pianists being especially interested in transferring his music and style to their instrument. This article focuses on Paganini-inspired compositions by Carl Czerny, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and Ignaz Moscheles, which ...