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鐘 La Campenella, Paganini

鐘 La Campenella (1826)

帕格尼尼 Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)

La Campanella(中文譯作 “鐘聲”)是著名的小提琴大師帕格尼尼於1826年所作的一首聞名遐邇的小提琴協奏,也是B小調 Op.7小提琴協奏曲的最後一個樂章。如今廣為流傳的是弗蘭克·李斯特的鋼琴版本。無論是由三角鐵演奏還是獨唱者和樂團模仿,鐘聲的響起預示著迴旋曲的高潮將要到來,因此這首歌有了鍾這個昵稱。這首歌曲和帕格尼尼許多其它歌曲一樣令人難忘。它那淡淡的吉普賽風情給這首曲子增添了光輝。奪人呼吸的激情後,聽者得到短暫的休息,但很快又被帕格尼尼高難度音區帶上高潮,一直持續直到下一個更加柔和的章節的到來。這首曲子交替變奏的結構凸顯了帕格尼尼作為頂級作曲家的才華。

Now better known as a staple piano showpiece by Frank Liszt, La Campanella (Little Bell) was originally the 3rd and final movement of the great violinist Niccolò Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op.7, written in 1826.  A “little bell” sound, whether played by the triangle or imitated by the soloist and orchestra, always presages the entry of the main theme of this rondo, hence the nickname. This melody, as memorable as many of Paganini’s others, has a touch of gypsy character which adds to the brilliance of this movement.  The listener expecting a break in breathtaking excitement upon arriving at the trio section is quickly taken up again by Paganini’s pioneering virtuosic passages, which would yet remain consistent to the nature of this more genial section.  Structurally tight and precise, this piece highlights Paganini’s qualities as a top-rate composer.

You can listen to the immortal Soviet violinist Kogan play this famous piece here.

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