Notes on Music
4:04 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

When Niccoló Paganini Broke His Strings

In this caricature, Paganini plays on, in spite of losing all but one string on his violin.

Niccoló Paganini is well known for his great skill as a violinist, not the least was helped by the fact that he had unusually long and flexible fingers in addition to great musicality.

On one occasion, as he was playing a serenade, one after the other, three of the four strings on the violin broke.

He simply finished the serenade playing all notes on the one remaining string!

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