NICOLÒ PAGANINI (1782-1840): Quartets for Guitar and Strings No. 4 in D, Op. 5/1, No. 5 in D, Op. 5/2 and No. 10 in A.
Catalogue Number: 05Y010
Description: Many Paganini scholars consider the quartets with guitar to be among his finest chamber works. The care Paganini took in their composition is documented in numerous letters asking the opinion of his friend Luigi Germi, to whom Quartet No. 10 is dedicated. The Quartets, Op. 4 and Op. 5 with their almost playful eccentricities and freedoms show the composer trying out a variety of forms and variations on convention, all with his typically virtuoso and lyrical touch Paganini Ensemble Vienna.