List of compositions by Niccolò Paganini

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This is a list of the compositions of the Italian virtuoso violinist Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840).

With MS number[edit]

Date Opus MS[1] Name Key Instrument Info and note (*) by composition
1795c 1 Carmagnola con variazioni (Carmagnola variations) A Violin / Guitar 14 Variations on the French Hymn "Carmagnole"
1803 61 2 Sonata concertata A Guitar / Violin
1803–04 3 Grande Sonata A Guitar / Violin
1804 4 Divertimenti Carnevaleschi String Trio for 2 violins and cello
1805–09 5 Sonata Napoleone Eb Orch. / Violin Sonata with variations for the fourth string
1805–09 6 Duo Merveille (Sonata for solo violin) C Violin (aka. Duet for solo violin, Merveille de Paganini)
1805–09 7 3 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera III) ??[citation needed] n.a.
1805–09 8 Entrata d'Adone nella reggia di Venere Violin / Guitar Entrance of Adonis in the Royal Palace of Venus
1805–09c 9 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera I)[citation needed] n.a. Violin / Guitar
1805–09c 10 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera II)[citation needed] n.a. Violin / Guitar
1805–09c 11 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera IV)[citation needed] n.a. Violin / Guitar
1805–09c 12 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera V)[citation needed] n.a. Violin / Guitar
1805–09c 13 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera VI)[citation needed] n.a. Violin / Guitar
1805–06c 14 Serenata per Rovene Em Mandolin / Guitar also for Violin & Guitar[2]
1805–08c 15 4 Notturni un Quartetto n.a. Violin / Piano
1805–06c 16 Serenata Gm Mandolin / Guitar
1808 17 Serenata C Guitar & Strings Trio for viola, cello & Guitar
1810 (ant.) 18 Polacca con variazioni A Orch. / Violin Polacca with variations
1813 8 19 Le Streghe D Orch. / Violin Variations on a theme from the ballet of Salvatore Viganò Il noce di Benevento(ru), music by Franz Xaver Süssmayr. First performed at a solo concert in La Scala on October 29, 1813. The audience was so impressed that has requested a repeat.
1815c 20 3 String Quartets Dm, Eb, Am String Quartet
1816 6 21 Concerto No. 1 D Orch. / Violin Eb, but usually transposed to D[3]
1819 12 22 Non piu mesta accanto al fuco (Introduzione e variazioni su) Eb Orch. / Violin Introduction and Variations on a Theme from La Cenerentola, Rossini
1818–19 23 Sonata "a Preghiera" (aka. Moses Fantasy) Cm/C Orch. / Violin Variations for the fourth string on the theme "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Mosè in Egitto, Rossini
1819* 24 Pot-Pourri [4] Orch. / Violin *1831[3]
1818 (ant.) 1 25 24 capricci n.a. Violin in the form of études
1805–09 2 26 6 Sonatas n.a. Violin / Guitar
1805–09 3 27 6 Sonatas n.a. Violin / Guitar
1806–16* 4.1 28 Quartet No. 01 Am Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar / *1813–15c,[2] 1806–16[3]
1806–16* 4.2 29 Quartet No. 02 C Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar / *1813–15c,[2] 1806–16[3]
1806–16* 4.3 30 Quartet No. 03 A Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar / *1813–15c,[2] 1806–16[3]
1806–16* 5.1 31 Quartet No. 04 D Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar / *1813–15c,[2] 1806–16[3]
1806–16* 5.2 32 Quartet No. 05 C Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar / *1813–15c,[2] 1806–16[3]
1806–16* 5.3 33 Quartet No. 06 Dm Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar / *1813–15c,[2] 1806–16[3]
1817–18 34 Quartet No. 07 E Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar
1817–18 35 Quartet No. 08 A Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar
1818 36 Quartet No. 09 D Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar
1818 37 Quartet No. 10 F Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar
1819 38 Quartet No. 11 B Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar
1819 39 Quartet No. 12 Am Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar
1819 40 Quartet No. 13 F Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar
1819 41 Quartet No. 14 A Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar
1820 42 Quartet No. 15 Am Guitar & Strings Trio for violin, viola, cello and guitar
1820c 43 43 Ghiribizzi (fantasy) n.a. Guitar n.16 "Nel cor più non mi sento" (Violin solo Version, 1821)[2] / n.17 "Le Streghe" / n.20 "Là ci darem la mano" (Don Giovanni)
1827 44 Nel cor più non mi sento G Violin Introduction and variations on "Nel cor più non mi sento" from La Molinara (1788) by Giovanni Paisiello
1823–24* 19 45 Cantabile e Valtz E Violin / Guitar *1823,[3] 1824c[2]
1824 46 Sonata Militare ("Non piu andrai") [4] Orch. / Violin Variations for the fourth string on the theme "Non piu andrai" from The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
1818* 47 Sonata con variazioni ("Pria ch'io l'impegno") E Orch. / Violin Variations on the theme "Pria ch'io l'impegno" from L'amor marinaro, Joseph Weigl / *1818,[2] 1828[3]
1826 7 48 Concerto No. 2 Bm Orch. / Violin 3rd Movement (Rondo) aka. "La Campanella", "The little bell", "Rondo a la clochette"
49 Adagio ??[citation needed] Bm/Eb[citation needed] Orch. / Violin Alternative Adagio for Concerto No. 2[citation needed]
1826 50 Concerto No. 3 E Orch. / Violin
1828 51 Maestosa Sonata Sentimentale Orch. / Violin Variations for the fourth string on the theme "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser" (Austrian national anthem) by Joseph Haydn
1828 52 La Tempesta (La Grande Sonata drammatica) Orch. / Violin Dramatic Scene on the fourth string by J. Panny & Paganini
1828 53 E pur amabile Vocal / Piano Aria for Soprano
1828 54 Cappriccio (aka. Preludio) G Violin
1831* 55 Sonatina e Polacchetta (with variations) Bb[3] [4] Orch. / Violin *1829,[2] 1831[3]
1829 9 56 God Save the King Orch. / Violin Variations on the English national anthem "God Save the King"
1829 9 56 God Save the King (Variations for solo violin) Violin Variations on the English national anthem "God Save the King"
1829 57 Sonata Varsavia Orch. / Violin* Variations on a mazurka by J. Elsner / *Violin Part Only, orchestra part lost
1829* 58 Sonata Appassionata [4] Orch. / Violin *1829,[2] 1828[3]
1829 10 59 Il Carnevale di Venezia (The Carnival of Venice) A Orch. / Violin Variations on the Neapolitan song "O mamma, mamma cara"
1829–30 60 Concerto No. 4 Dm Orch. / Violin
1830 61 Sonata amorosa Galante [4] Orch. / Violin
1830 62 Quel jour heureux (Patriotic Song) Vocal / Chorus / Piano for soloist, Men Choir & Piano, on a G. Harrys' text
1831 63 Rondo A Violin / Cello
1831 64 St Patrick's Day [4] Orch. / Violin Variation on the Irish folktune[3]
1831c 65 Concertino "Mr Henry" E Orch. / Misc. for horn, bassoon & orchestra / Dedicated to Mr. Henry
1831–32 66 Perpetula (Sonata movimento perpetuo) C Orch. / Violin 2 versions for this work (incomplete work) / version pour Piano & Orch (A, orr. Bb)[3]
1828–32 67 Le Couvent du Mont Saint Bernard (The Couvent of the Mount Saint Bernard) Orch. / Misc. for violin, wordless chorus and orchestra
1833c* 68 Caprice d'adieu (Farewell Caprice) Violin Dedicated "A mon ami M. E. Eliason" / *?1831,[3] 1833c[2]
1833 69 Terzetto D Guitar & Strings Duo for violin, cello & Guitar
1834 70 Sonata per la Grand Viola (Sonata for large viola) Cm Orch. / Misc. for viola and orchestra
1835 14 71 Variazioni sul Barucabà (original version for solo violin) Violin 60 Variations on the Genoese folksong "Barucabà" (Part 1: Tema in A major, with 20 Var. - Part 2: Tema in C major, with 20 Var. - Part 3: Tema in D major, with 20 Var.)
1835 14 71 Variazioni sul Barucabà (Barucaba variations) Violin / Guitar 60 Variations on the Genoese folksong "Barucabà"
1835 11 72 Moto Perpetuo (Perpetual Motion) C Orch. / Violin Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo / nb : usually play Violin & Piano / Paganini write also a Guitar accompaniment[2]
1838c 73 La Primavera, Sonata with variations A Orch. / Violin* *Violin Part Only, Arr. acc. Piano M. Kergl (1952)[3]
1838c 74 Balletto Campestre Orch. / Violin Variations on a comic theme
1815 (ant.) 75 Concerto No. 6 or No. "0" Em Orch. / Violin / Guitar orchestration by Federico Mompellio and Francesco Fiore, published in 1973
1819–26 76 Tarantella Am Orch. / Violin
1819 13 77 I Palpiti (Heartbeats) A Orch. / Violin Introduction & Variations on the theme "Di tanti palpiti" from Tancredi, Rossini
1830 78 Concerto No. 5 Am Orch. / Violin orchestral parts reconstructed from the solo part in 1959 by Federico Mompellio
1810–1816* 79 Sonata "Maria Luisa" E[3] Orch. / Violin Sonata with variations for the fourth string / Orch. Part lost / Guitar acc. Arr. version / *1810,[2] 1813[3]
80 Valtz ??[citation needed] Violin
81 Inno patriottico (Patriotic hymn) A Violin Allegro & 6 variations[citation needed]
82 Tema variato A Violin Theme and 7 variations[3]
83 Sonata for solo violin A Violin
84 37 Sonatas n.a. Guitar
85 5 Sonatine n.a. Guitar 6 sonatine[2]
86 Allegretto A Guitar from 12 pieces without number (c or d1)[2]
87 Sonata ??[citation needed] E Guitar
88 Andantino ??[citation needed] G Guitar
89 Andantino C Guitar from 12 pieces without number (b or f2)[2]
90 Allegretto A Guitar from 12 pieces without number (c or d1)[2]
91 Allegretto ??[citation needed] Am Guitar
92 Valtz C Guitar from 12 pieces without number (e1 or e2)[2]
93 Untitled (Rondo) ??[citation needed] A Guitar
94 Rondoncino ??[citation needed] E Guitar
95 Allegretto ??[citation needed] C Guitar
96 Valtz E Guitar from 12 pieces without number (f1)[2]
97 Andantino C Guitar from 12 pieces without number (b or f2)[2]
1800c 98 Sinfonia della Lodovisia D Guitar
99 Andantino ??[citation needed] G Guitar
100 Valtz C Guitar from 12 pieces without number (e1 or e2)[2]
101 Trio ??[citation needed] F Guitar
102 Andantino ??[citation needed] Fm Guitar
103 Marcia (Una gran marcha) A[citation needed] Guitar  ?? Marche en Mi Majeur[2]
104 Minuetto "Che va chiamando Dida" Guitar aka. "Che va chiamando Dida et Perigordino"[2]
105 Marziale (con Trio) ??[citation needed] E Guitar
106 Minuetto E Mandolin
1802c[3] 107 3 Duetti (Concertante duets) n.a. Violin / Cello
108 Sonata a violino e viola ??[citation needed] Violin / Viola
1822–24c 17 109 Cantabile D Violin / Piano
110 6 Duetti n.a. Violin / Guitar Nos. 3 – 6 originally published as "Quattro Sonatine"[3]
1807?[3]" 111 Duetto amoroso C Violin / Guitar
1828 & after… 64 112 Centone di sonate, 18 Sonatas n.a. Violin / Guitar
1800 (before)[3] 113 3 ritornelli n.a. String Trio for 2 violin & Bass
1833 114 Terzetto concertante D Guitar & Strings Duo for viola, cello & Guitar
115 Serenata F Guitar & Strings Duo for 2 violins & Guitar
116 Terzetto Am Guitar & Strings Duo for 2 violins & Guitar
1820c 117 Nel cuor più non mi sento A Violin / String Duo for violin with the accomp. of violin and cello
1802c[3] 118 Sonata a violino scordato Violin / String Duo for solo "detuned" violin & 2 violin
119 Sul margine d'un rio Vocal / Piano Aria for Soprano
120
121 Canzonetta C[citation needed] Vocal / Guitar
122 Duetto G Violin / Guitar
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
1800?[3] 130 3 Duetti (Concertante duets) n.a. Violin / Bassoon Heirs of C. Sivori private collection, Genoa / ed. I Vescovo & F.M. Noguera (Milan, 1997)
131
132
1805–09c 133 6 "Lucca" Sonatas n.a. Violin / Guitar
1805–09c 134 6 "Lucca" Sonatas n.a. Violin / Guitar

Without MS number[edit]

Guitar solo[edit]

[2] 5 pieces for Guitar (1800)

[2] 12 pieces for Guitar without number:

a1) Minuetto (E)
a2) Rondo Allegro (E)
b) Andantino (C) ??(MS.89 or 97)
c) Allegretto (A) ??(MS.86 or 90)
d1) Allegretto (A) ??(MS.86 or 90)
d2) Minuetto (A minor)
e1) Valtz (C) ??(MS.92 or 100)
e2) Valtz (C) ??(MS.92 or 100)
e3) Rondocino(C)
f1) Valtz (E) ??(MS.96)
f2) Andantino (C) ??(MS.89 or 97)

[2] 5 pieces for Guitar (First Edition : Milan, Ricordi, 1975) :

  1. Scherzo (C)
  2. Sonatine (C)
  3. Rondo (C)
  4. Allegretto (E)
  5. Menuet (E)

Chamber music[edit]

  • "6 Duettinos" for violin and guitar[2]
  • "Variazoni di bravura" on "Caprice No. 24" for violin and guitar[3]
  • "6 Duetti Fiorentini" for violin and piano (Ed. Max Kergl)[3]
  • "Sonata a violino principale" (for solo violin, violin and cello)[2][3]
  • "Introduction e tema con variazoni" (for solo violin and string quartet)[2]
  • "6 preludio" (for 2 violins and bass)[2]
  • "Sonata e variazoni" for guitar, violin, viola(part lost), cello (Heirs of C. Sivori private collection)[3]

Vocal[edit]

  • "Vocal Fantasy" (aria for soprano and orchestra)[2]
  • La Farfalletta (for voice and piano)[2]

Doubtful works[edit]

  • "Divertimenti concertanti" for violin and piano (?MS.viN4)[2]
  • "3 airs variés pour être exécutés sur la quatrième corde seul pour violon avec accompagnement de pianoforte" (3 Varied Airs to be executed on the fourth string alone for violin with piano accompaniment)(G. Carulli) (?MS.vN3)[2][5]
  • "Les charmes de Padoue" (Padua attractions) for violin and piano (First public exhibition: London, 1831) (?MS.vN5)[3]
  • "Tema Napolitana" (Padua attractions) for violin and piano(part lost) (?MS.vN11)[3]

Lost[edit]

  • Capriccio on "Là ci darem la mano" (1828) for violin and orchestra (from Mozart's Don Giovanni, perf. Vienna, 11 May 1828)[3]
  • "Fandango Spagnolo" (1800) for violin[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ numbering from Moretti & Sorrento's catalog: Moretti, Maria R. & Sorrento, Anna (eds). Catalogo tematico delle musiche di Niccolò Paganini, Genoa: Comune di Genova (1982).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak Neill, Edward. Nicolo Paganini, De Ferrari Editore: Genova (1990)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah article "Paganini, Nicolo", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Second Edition, London (2001)
  4. ^ a b c d e f Incomplete Work, Solo violin score missing
  5. ^ "3 airs variés", score