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PAGANINI “La campanella,” from Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 (arr. William Primrose)
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Author: Curtis Institute of Music
Niccolò Paganini “La campanella,” from Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 (arr. William Primrose) Haeji Kim, viola Elena Jivaeva, piano Performed on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia It is a fitting pairing: a relatively obscure work by one of the most legendary virtuosos of the violin, Niccolò Paganini, adapted into a showpiece by arguably the greatest viola virtuoso of the 20th century, William Primrose. Primrose’s aim was to elevate the often overlooked instrument from being, in his words, the “dull dog” of the string family. Primrose made numerous valuable additions to the viola repertoire in the form of arrangements and transcriptions from popular string repertoire as well as from lieder and opera. Many of these pieces provided useful repertoire for his own concertizing. Today Primrose’s lasting influence can be heard through his decades of teaching, which is evident in numerous ways through this very performance. Among Primro