Then & Now 10/27: A Birhtday Gift For YOU!

Then & Now 10/27:  A Birhtday Gift For YOU!

On this date in 1782, Italian composer and violinist Niccolò Paganini was born.  And to celebrate we have a birthday gift for you!  It’s Rachel Barton Pine’s new CD called “Bel Canto Paganini: 24 Caprices and other Works for Solo Violin”.

A musical tightrope of works that samples virtually all of the most challenging techniques possible on the violin.  A tribute to Paganini's legendary cultivation of his devilish reputation.  The CD includes all 24 Caprices, as well as other Paganini gems.  Pine marks the profound influence Paganini's compositions have had on her by concluding the album with her own Introduction, Theme and Variations on ‘God Defend New Zealand, inspired by Paganini's legacy of creating virtuosic themes and variations. 

You can get a copy of this fantastic CD when you become a sustaining member of Classical WSMR at just $10 a month.  Now, our Fall campaign doesn’t officially start until Monday, but you can help us get a jump on our $150,000 goal by making your donation early, and being one of the first to receive this wonderful thank you gift from Rachael Barton Pine.  Just click the donate now button on our web page, and thanks for your very important financial support of Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9.