NICCOLÒ PAGANINI (1782-1840): 24 Caprices, Op. 1 (orch. Myroslav Skoryk [b.1938]).
Catalogue Number: 11U029
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0463
Description: The Ukrainian composer took 20 years, from 1985 to 2005, to do these orchestrations and he increased the size of the normal symphony orchestra by almost thirty instruments, adding such ‘exotic’ instruments as banjo, cowbells and flexatone, as well as some of the inventions of the twentieth century, among them percussion instruments that imitate the sound of thunder, wind and so on. With such a rich, colorful palette, Paganini’s brilliant concert style is not only preserved; the infinite resourcefulness of a full-size modern orchestra expands it and endows it with spectacular new colors. Lviv International Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Zemtsov.