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1 August 2017, 13:07
Chaccone Klaverenga has transformed one of Paganini's most popular and difficult works for violin into a masterpiece for a very different member of the string family...
Paganini's Caprice No. 24 in A minor is considered one of the most difficult pieces ever written for solo violin. With its fast fingerwork, angular intervals, string crossing, pizzicato and lightning-fast scales it's the musical equivalent of a high-wire act.
But none of that fazed classical guitarist Chaccone Klaverenga, a young musician from Indiana, who has transcribed the violin showpiece into a guitar masterpiece in its own right. Bravo!