Nupen film explores the controversial musician
Niccolò Paganini, the celebrated virtuoso violinist, was probably the most famous soloist to have ever lived. He was quite possibly one of the most controversial too, not to mention wealthiest (in one season alone he earned enough to buy his weight in gold). In his new film Paganini’s Daemon: A Most Enduring Legend, director Christopher Nupen – widely acclaimed for his skill at using film to communicate the essence of music-making – explores the musician's life, using drawings, paintings and caricatures to tell the soloist's story. You can see some of those illustrations, together with stills from the film, in our online gallery.
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Paganini’s Daemon: A Most Enduring Legend is released by Allegro Films on DVD on September 26.
Images: Allegro Films by courtesy of The Paganini Institute, Genoa (apart from final image: Allegro Films by courtesy of Andrew McGee)