Skoryk: Paganinini By Arrangement

Some composers – Enescu, Schumann and Szymanowski among them – have had a go at adding piano accompaniments to Paganini’s 24 Capricci for solo violin, and there are arrangements for any number of instrumental combinations. The Ukrainian Myroslav Skoryk (b. 1938) is the first composer to go the whole hog and orchestrate all 24 of them, turning Paganini’s virtuosic violin-writing into a succession of symphonic fireworks, often injecting a touch of humour along the way.

Lviv International Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Zemtsov, conductor

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Catalogue No: TOCC0463
EAN/UPC: 5060113444370-1
Release Date: 01.11.2018
Composer: Myroslav Skoryk
Artists: Alexander Zemtsov, Lviv International Symphony Orchestra

Listen To This Recording:

  1. No. 1 in E major, The Arpeggio Andante
  2. No. 2 in B minor Moderato
  3. No. 3 in E minor Sostenuto Presto Sostenuto
  4. No. 4 in C minor Maestoso
  5. No. 5 in A minor Agitato
  6. No. 6 in G minor, The Trill Lento
  7. No. 7 in A minor Posato
  8. No. 8 in E flat major Maestoso
  9. No. 9 in E major, La chasse Allegretto
  10. No. 10 in G minor Vivace
  11. No. 11 in C major Andante Presto Andante
  12. No. 12 in A flat major Allegro
  13. No. 13 in B flat major Allegro
  14. No. 14 in E flat major Moderato
  15. No. 15 in E minor Posato
  16. No. 16 in G minor Presto
  17. No. 17 in E flat major Sostenuto Andante
  18. No. 18 in C major Corrente Allegro
  19. No. 19 in E flat major Lento Allegro assai
  20. No. 20 in D major Allegretto
  21. No. 21 in A major Amoroso Presto
  22. No. 22 in F major Marcato
  23. No. 23 in E flat major Posato
  24. No. 24 in A minor Tema: Quasi presto; variazioni IXI; Finale

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1 review for Skoryk: Paganinini By Arrangement

  1. :

    This disc might surprise you – it has already surprised both me and my wife.
    For my part I have always admired the Caprices but thought that Salvatore Accardo’s recording was all I would ever need. A while back I was tempted by and enjoyed an arrangement for Saxophone played by Raaf Hekkaema. This also looked to be “worth a listen” but actually I was blown away by it. In my view great music is great music in any format and I am happy to hear different arrangements. Sometimes they don’t work but this one really adds something through the inventive orchestration.
    And my wife… is often on the end of guessing what I have put on. She is usually able to spot anything well known within about 2 bars (or less) – this one took her till track 9! And I could totally understand that – it is because something has added to the original but in a very positive way.
    Above all it is a really enjoyable disc in its own right.

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