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 Notes
1795c 1 Carmagnola con variazioni (Carmagnola variations) A Violin / Guitar 14 Variations on the French Hymn "Carmagnole"
1803 61 2 Sonata concertata A Violin / Guitar
1803–04 3 Grande Sonata A Violin / Guitar
1804 4 Divertimenti Carnevaleschi Strings for 2 violins and cello; (aka. Divertimenti Carnascialeschi)
1805–09 5 Sonata Napoleone Eb Violin / Orch. 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]
1805–09 8 Entrata d'Adone nella reggia di Venere Violin / Guitar Entrance of Adonis in the Royal Palace of Venus
1805–09 9 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera I)[citation needed] Violin / Guitar
1805–09 10 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera II)[citation needed] Violin / Guitar
1805–09 11 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera IV)[citation needed] Violin / Guitar
1805–09 12 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera V)[citation needed] Violin / Guitar
1805–09 13 6 "Lucca" Sonatas (Opera VI)[citation needed] Violin / Guitar
1805–06c 14 Serenata per Rovene e Mandolin / Guitar also for violin and guitar[2]
1805–08c 15 4 Notturni un Quartetto Violin / Piano
1805–06c 16 Serenata g Mandolin / Guitar
1808 17 Serenata (Trio) C Guitar / Strings for guitar, viola and cello
1810 (before) 18 Polacca con variazioni A Violin / Orch. Polacca with variations
1813 8 19 Le Streghe D Violin / Orch. 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.[3] Jean Schneitzhoeffer was so inspired by Paganini's performance that repelled Le Streghe in the scene of the Madge's witchcraft which opens Act II of his ballet La Sylphide (1832).[4]
1815c 20 3 String Quartets d, Eb, a String Quartet 2 violins, viola and cello
1816 6 21 Concerto No.1 D Violin / Orch. Eb, but usually transposed to D[5]
1819 12 22 Non piu mesta accanto al fuco (Introduzione e variazioni su) Eb Violin / Orch. Introduction and Variations on a Theme from La Cenerentola, Rossini
1818–19 23 Sonata "a Preghiera" (aka. Moses Fantasy) c/C Violin / Orch. Variations for the fourth string on the theme "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Mosè in Egitto, Rossini
1819 24 Pot-Pourri [6] Violin / Orch. 1831[5]
1818 (before) 1 25 24 capricci Violin in the form of études, dedicated Alli Artisti
1805–09 2 26 6 Sonatas A, C, d, A, D, a Violin / Guitar dedicated "Al Signor Agostino Dellepiane": No.1 (I. Menuetto. Adagio; II. Polonese. Quasi Allegro) - No.2 (I. Larghetto espressivo; II. Allegro spiritoso) - No.3 (I. Adagio maestoso; II. Andantino. Galantemente) - No.4 (I. "La Sinagoga". Andante Caleando; II. Andantino con brio) - No.5 (I. Andante moderato. Impostatamente; II. Allegro spiritoso) - No.6 (I. Largo. Con precisione; II. Tempo di Valtz).
1805–09 3 27 6 Sonatas A, G, D, a, A, e Violin / Guitar dedicated "Alla ragazza Eleonora (Quilici)": No.1 (I. Larghetto; II. Presto variato) - No.2 (I. Adagio; II. Andantino scherzoso) - No.3 (I. Andante sostenuto; II. Rondò. Molto allegro) - No.4. (I. Andante. Largo; II. Allegretto motteggiando) - No.5 (I. Adagio amoroso; II. Allegretto energicamente. Minore) - No.6 (I. Andante innocentemente; II. Allegro vivo e spiritoso).
1806–16 4/1 28 Guitar Quartet No.1 a Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello / (I. Introduzione. Andante marcato - Vivace: II. Minuetto alla marsigliese. Andantino; III. Tema. Adagetto cantabile - Var.I-III) / 1813–15c,[2] 1806–16[5]
1806–16 4/2 29 Guitar Quartet No.2 C Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello / (I. Moderato; II. Minuetto. Andante; III. Larghetto; IV. Rondò. Allegretto) / 1813–15c,[2] 1806–16[5]
1806–16 4/3 30 Guitar Quartet No.3 A Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello / (I. Pour-pourri. Allegro; II. Minuetto alla spagnola. Andantino; III. Romanza. Adagio non tanto; IV. Rondò. Allegretto) / 1813–15c,[2] 1806–16[5]
1813–15 5/1 31 Guitar Quartet No.4 D Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello / dedicated "Alle amatrici" (I. Presto; II. Canone a tre. Andante sottovoce e staccato - Trio; III. Tema. Cantabile, quasi larghetto - Var.I-III; IV. Finale. Prestissimo)
1813–15 5/2 32 Guitar Quartet No.5 C Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello / dedicated "Alle amatrici" (I. Allegro; II. Minuetto. Allegretto; III. Cantabile. Larghetto; IV. Polacca. Quasi presto)
1813–15 5/3 33 Guitar Quartet No.6 d Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello / dedicated "Alle amatrici" (I. Allegro; II. Canone a tre. Allegro moderato; III. Tema. Cantabile, quasi larghetto - Var.I-III; IV. Polacchetta. Allegro con brio)
1817–18 34 Guitar Quartet No.7 E Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello (I. Allegro moderato; II. Minuetto. Allegretto; III. Adagio cantabile. Sostenuto con

passione; IV. Rondò. Vivace)

1817–18 35 Guitar Quartet No.8 A Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello (I. Allegro; II. Minuetto. Andantino; III. Cantabile. Molto adagio; IV. Rondò. Allegretto)
1818 36 Guitar Quartet No.9 D Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello (I. Allegro moderato; II. Minuetto alla Valtz. Allegretto mosso; III. Adagio. Sostenuto, appassionatamente; IV. Finale. Allegro vivace)
1818 37 Guitar Quartet No.10 A Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello (I. Allegro; II. Minuetto Scherzo. Allegretto mosso; III. Adagio cantabile; IV. Rondò. Andantino con brio)
1819 38 Guitar Quartet No.11 B Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello (I. Allegretto moderato; II. Minuetto. Allegretto; III. Larghetto, con passione; IV. Polacca. Andantino)
1819 39 Guitar Quartet No.12 a Guitar / Strings for violin, viola, cello and guitar (I.Allegro giusto; II. Adagio tenuto, con precisione; III. Minuetto. Allegretto mosso)
1819 40 Guitar Quartet No.13 f Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello (I. Allegro con brio; II. Minuetto. Allegretto; III. Larghetto, tenuto con anima; IV. Finale. Prestissimo)
1819 41 Guitar Quartet No.14 A Guitar / Strings for violin, viola, cello and guitar (I. Allegro maestoso; II. Minuetto Scherzo. Allegretto; III. Largo con sentimento; IV. Finale. Allegro vivace)
1820 42 Guitar Quartet No.15 a Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin, viola and cello (I. Maestoso; II. Minuetto a canone. Andantino; III. Recitativo. Andante sostenuto, con sentimento; IV. Adagio cantabile; V. Rondò. Allegretto)
1820c 43 43 Ghiribizzi (fantasy) n.a. Guitar No.16 "Nel cor più non mi sento" (Violin solo version, 1821)[2] / No.17 "Le Streghe" / No.20 "Là ci darem la mano" (Don Giovanni)
1827 38 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,[5] 1824c[2]
1824 46 Sonata Militare ("Non piu andrai") [6] Violin / Orch. Variations for the fourth string on the theme "Non piu andrai" from The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
1818c 47 Sonata con variazioni ("Pria ch'io l'impegno") E Violin / Orch. Variations on the theme "Pria ch'io l'impegno" from L'amor marinaro, Joseph Weigl / 1818,[2] 1828[5]
1826 7 48 Concerto No.2 b Violin / Orch. 3rd movement (Rondo) aka. La Campanella, Rondo a la clochette
1826c 49 Adagio[citation needed] Bm/Eb Violin / Orch. Alternative Adagio for Violin Concerto No.2[citation needed]
1826 50 Concerto No.3 E Violin / Orch.
1828 51 Maestosa Sonata Sentimentale Violin / Orch. Variations for the fourth string on the theme "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser" (Austrian national anthem) by Joseph Haydn
1828 52 La Tempesta (Grande Sonata drammatica) Violin / Orch. Dramatic scene on the fourth string by J. Panny & Paganini
1828 53 E pur amabile Vocal / Piano Aria for soprano and piano
1828 54 Cappriccio G Violin (aka. Preludio)
1831c 55 Sonatina e Polacchetta (with variations) Bb [6] Violin / Orch. 1829,[2] 1831[5]
1829 9 56 God Save the King (Variations for solo violin) Violin Variations on "God Save the King" (aka. "God Save the Queen")
1829 9 56 God Save the King Violin / Orch. Variations on "God Save the King"
1829 57 Sonata Varsavia Violin / Orch. Variations on a mazurka by J. Elsner / Violin part only, orchestra part lost
1828-29 58 Sonata Appassionata [6] Violin / Orch. 1829,[2] 1828[5]
1829 10 59 Il Carnevale di Venezia (The Carnival of Venice) A Violin / Orch. Variations on the neapolitan song "O mamma, mamma cara"
1829–30 60 Concerto No.4 d Violin / Orch.
1830 61 Sonata amorosa Galante [6] Violin / Orch.
1830 62 Quel jour heureux (Patriotic Song) Vocal / Chorus / Piano for soloist, male choir and piano, on a G. Harrys text
1831 63 Rondo A Violin / Cello
1831 64 St Patrick's Day [6] Violin / Orch. Variation on the Irish folktune[5]
1831c 65 Concertino "to Mr.Henry" E Misc. / Orch. for horn, bassoon and orchestra / dedicated to "Mr. Antoine Nicholas Henry" (I. Larghetto; II. Allegro moderato)
1831–32 66 Perpetuela (Sonata a movimento perpetuo) C Violin / Orch. 2 versions (incomplete work): with piano or orchestra (A or Bb)[5]
1828–32 67 Le Couvent du Mont St.Bernard (The Couvent of the Mount Saint Bernard) Misc. / Orch. for violin, wordless chorus and orchestra (I. Andante sonnolento; II. Pendule. Lento; III. Minuetto. Moderato; IV. L'aurora. Lento - Maestoso; V. Rondò del campanello)
1831-33c 68 Caprice d'adieu (Farewell Caprice) Violin Dedicated "A mon ami M. E. Eliason" / 1831c,[5] 1833c[2]
1833 69 Terzetto D Guitar / Strings for guitar, violin and cello
1834 70 Sonata per la Grand Viola (Sonata for large viola) c Viola / Orch.
1835 14 71 Variazioni sul Barucabà (Barucaba variations) Violin (original version for solo violin) 60 Variations on the Genoese folksong "Barucabà" (Part I: Tema in A major, with 20 Var. - Part II: Tema in C major, with 20 Var. - Part III: Tema in D major, with 20 Var.)
1835 14 71 Variazioni sul Barucabà (Barucaba variations) Violin / Guitar (2nd version for violin and guitar) 60 Variations on the Genoese folksong "Barucabà"
1835 11 72 Moto Perpetuo (Perpetual Motion) C Violin / Guitar (Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo) / (Violin and Piano version, ed. by Ferdinand David)
1835 11 72 Moto Perpetuo (Perpetual Motion) C Violin / Orch. (Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo)
1838c 73 La Primavera, Sonata with variations A Violin / Orch. violin part only, Arr. acc. Piano M. Kergl (1952)[5]
1838c 74 Balletto Campestre, Variazioni su un tema comico Violin / Orch. Variations on a comic theme
1815 (before) 75 Concerto No.6 (aka. No."0") e Violin / Orch. orchestration from the Guitar manuscript by Federico Mompellio and Francesco Fiore, published in 1973
1819–26 76 Tarantella a Violin / Orch.
1819 13 77 I Palpiti A Violin / Piano Introduction & Variations on the theme "Di tanti palpiti" from Tancredi, Rossini (piano accomp. by Composer)
1819 13 77 I Palpiti (Heartbeats) A Violin / Orch. Introduction & Variations on the theme "Di tanti palpiti" from Tancredi, Rossini
1830 78 Concerto No.5 a Violin / Orch. orchestral parts reconstructed from the solo part in 1959 by Federico Mompellio
1810–1813 79 Sonata "Maria Luisa" E[5] Violin / Orch. Sonata with variations for the fourth string / Orch. part lost / Guitar acc. arr. version / 1810,[2] 1813[5]
80 Valtz[citation needed] Violin
81 Inno patriottico (Patriotic hymn) A Violin Allegro with 6 variations[citation needed]
82 Tema variato A Violin Theme with 7 variations[5]
83 Sonata for solo violin A Violin
84 37 Sonatas Guitar
85 5 Sonatinas 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] a 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)[citation needed] E Guitar Marche en Mi Majeur[2]
104 Minuetto "Che va chiamando Dida" Guitar aka. "Che va chiamando Dida e Perigordino"[2]
105 Marziale (con Trio)[citation needed] E Guitar
106 Minuetto E Mandolin
1802c[5] 107 3 Duetti (Concertante duets) Strings violin and cello
108 Sonata a violino e viola[citation needed] Strings violin and viola
1822–24c 17 109 Cantabile D Violin / Piano
110 6 Duetti Violin / Guitar Nos.3–6 originally published as "Quattro Sonatine"[5]
1807 63 111 Duetto amoroso C Violin / Guitar I. Principio (Beginning): Allegretto; II. Preghiera (Prayer): Andante; III. Acconsentito (Acconsented): Allegretto; IV. Timidezza (Shyness): Allegro; V. Contentezza (Happiness): Andantino; VI. Lite (Argument): Allegro assai; VII. Pace (Peace): Comodo; VIII. Segnale d'amore (Love Sign): Allegretto; IX. Notizia della partenza (News of departure): Allegretto moderato; X. Distacco (Separation): Allegro molto.
1828 (after) 64 112 A Centone di sonate, (18) Sonatas - Lettera A (Nos.1–6) A, D, C, A, E, A Violin / Guitar 1. No.1 (I. Introduzione. Larghetto; II. Allegro maestoso. Tempo di marcia, Maggiore; III. Rondoncino. Allegro, Trio. Minore) - 2. No.2 (I. Adagio cantabile; II. Rondoncino. Andantino, Tempo di Polacca, Minore) - 3. No.3 (I. Introduzione. Prestissimo; II. Larghetto cantabile) - 4. No.4 (I. Adagio cantabile: II. Rondò. Andantino, Allegretto, Minore) - 5. No.5 (I. Allegro assai; II. Andantino vivace, Var.I, Var.II: Minore, Var.III: Maggiore) - 6. No.6 (I. Larghetto cantabile; II. Rondò. Allegro assai, Trio).
1828 (after) 64 112 B Centone di sonate, (18) Sonatas - Lettera B (Nos.7–12) F, G, A, C, a, D Violin / Guitar 7. No.1 (I. Allegro giusto. Buonamente; II. Polacca. Andantino, Allegretto, Trio) - 8. No.2 (I. Andante cantabile; II. Rondò. Allegretto, Trio) - 9- No.3 (I. Allegro maestoso. Tempo di marcia; II. Tema e variazioni. Andante placido, Var.I: Terzine, Var.II, Var.III: Più mosso) - 10. No.4 (I. Allegro risoluto; II. Rondò. Andantino vivace - Tempo di Pastorale, Trio) - 11. No.5 (I. Cantabile. Andante appassionata, con flessibilità; II. Tema e variazioni. Allegro moderato, Var.I, Var.II, Minore; III. Finale. Tempo di Valtz) - 12. No.6 (I. Andante cantabile; II. Rondò. Allegretto, Trio).
1828 (after) 64 112 C Centone di sonate, (18) Sonatas - Lettera C (Nos.13–18) E, G, A, E, A, C Violin / Guitar 13. No.1 (I. Introduzione. Maestoso, Larghetto. Cantabile; II. Rondò. Allegretto con brio, Trio) - 14. No.2 (I. Andante Adagetto; II. Rondò. Allegro molto vivace, Trio) - 15. No.3 (I. Introduzione. Maestoso; II. Tema e variazioni. Andante moderato, Terzine, Minore, Maggiore; III. Rondò. Allegretto, Trio, Maggiore) - 16. No.4 (I. Allegro vivace; II. Minuetto a Valtz. Allegro vivo, Trio) - 17. No.5 (I. Introduzione. Andante, Corrente, Andante cantabile; II. Rondò. Allegro vivo, Trio) - 18. No.6 (I. Allegro. Presto; II. Rondò a Balletto. Allegro vivissimo, Trio).
1800 (before) 113 3 Ritornelli Strings for 2 violins and bass
1833 114 Terzetto concertante D Guitar / Strings for guitar, viola and cello
115 Serenata F Guitar / Strings for guitar and 2 violins
116 Terzetto a Guitar / Strings for guitar and 2 violins
1820c 117 Nel cor più non mi sento A Violin / Strings for violin, 2nd violin and cello
1802c[5] 118 Sonata a violino scordato Violin / Strings for solo violin "detuned" and 2 violins
119 Sul margine d'un rio Vocal / Piano Aria for soprano and piano
120
121 Canzonetta C Vocal / Guitar
122 Duetto G Violin / Guitar
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
1800c 130 3 Duetti (Three Concertante Duets) Violin / Bassoon Heirs of Ernesto Camillo Sivori, private collection, Genoa / ed. I. Vescovo & F.M. Noguera (Milan, 1997)
131
132
1805–09c 133 "Lucca" Sonatas, Nos.1-6 (opera 3) Violin / Guitar No.1 (I. Amoroso; II. Andantino) - No.2 (I. Larghetto compassionevolmente; II. Allegretto scherzando) - No.3 (I. Lento e con grazia; II. Andantino brillante) - No.4 (I. Quasi andante con sentimento; II. Allegro) - No.5 (I. Con anima e trasporto; II. Andantino con brio) - No.6 (I. Quasi larghetto e con enfasi; II. Andantino motteggiando).
1805–09c 134 "Lucca" Sonatas, Nos.7-12 (opera 8) Violin / Guitar No.1 (I. Allegro; II. Adagio con espressione; III. Allegro con brio) - No.2 (I. Introduzione: Largo - Andante con grazia; II. Andantino scherzando - Variazione 1 - Minore - Variazione 2) - No.3 (I. Larghetto sentimentalmente; II. Polonese, andantino brillante) - No.4 (I. Adagio, non tanto; II. Grazioso, allegretto) - No.5 (I. Adagio affettuoso; II. Andantino corrente - Variazione 1 - Minore - Variazione 2) - No.6 (I. Adagio con amore; II. Polonese, allegro con energia).

Without MS number[edit]

Guitar solo[edit]

5 pieces for Guitar (1800)[2]

12 pieces for Guitar without number:[2]

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)
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)

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

  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[5]
  • "6 Duetti Fiorentini" for violin and piano (Ed. Max Kergl)[5]
  • "Sonata a violino principale" (for solo violin, violin and cello)[2][5]
  • "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)[5]

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][7]
  • "Les charmes de Padoue" (Padua attractions) for violin and piano (First public exhibition: London, 1831) (?MS.vN5)[5]
  • "Tema Napolitana" (Padua attractions) for violin and piano(part lost) (?MS.vN11)[5]

Lost[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Numbering from Moretti and 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 Neill, Edward. Nicolo Paganini, De Ferrari Editore: Genova (1990)
  3. ^ Maria Tibaldi-Chièsa. Paganini. Moscow, 2008.
  4. ^ В. М. Красовская. Западноевропейский балетный театр. Очерки истории. Романтизм, Moscow, 1996 (p. 173).
  5. ^ 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 "Paganini, Nicolo" in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, London (2001)
  6. ^ a b c d e f Incomplete work, solo violin score missing
  7. ^ "3 airs variés", score