Notes On Music
11:22 am
Thu April 4, 2013

The Devil's Music

Nicolo Paganini, 1782-1840
Nicolo Paganini, 1782-1840
Credit Wikimedia Commons

 During the Renaissance, The Devil, as agent of death, became forever linked to the violin, as later depicted in such works as The Devil’s Trill Sonata by Tartini, and Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre

The famous violinist, Nicolo Paganini, was even said to have sold his soul to the Devil in return for his performance ability.  And he played this ruse to the hilt.

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