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Paganini's 5th caprice on piano?


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I am listening to a recording of Paganini's 24 Capricci for solo violin as I read this! Spooky or what?


Sorry I don't know if it was transcribed for piano, but I've definitely heard it on other instruments (including accordion), so it is likely that someone has done it.


I did a similar search on "Pictures at an Exhibition" recently, after chancing upon a gorgeous two-guitar version. I found a whole Wiki page devoted to transcriptions of that work.


Chances are the Paganini Capprici has a similar Wiki page.

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There are transcriptions of the Caprices for Piano by Busoni and Lizst, among others. Schumann and Rachmaninov wrote accomps for them. Szymanowski wrote some. Whether they did #5 I don't know, someone did!


A quick Google found the Schumann version for Piano solo:



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