24 Caprices of Nicolo Paganini (2018)

Paganini

Lisa Jacobs

Paganini 24 Caprices

No violinist can escape them: Paganini’s Caprices. A beautiful, infamous cycle of 24 works for violin solo with an enormous arsenal of technical delights.

With his 24 Caprices Niccolò Paganini set out to fascinate the audience and play the kind of music that people had never experienced before. As a young talent Niccolò had shocked and enraged the public by imitating animals using his violin and in the Caprices he elaborated on that earlier experimentation. Bird- song, hunting horns, laughter, donkeys - they were all brought to life through his instrument. When it comes to special techniques and almost impossible dexterity, his 24 Caprices go a step further than Locatellis. Above all Paganini’s caprices are full of drama. Calm and moving passages interchange without warning withfiery, almost violent passages.

For Lisa Jacobs it is not the technical aspects of the music, but exactly that enormous variety in the musical characters, the extraordinary sound landscape, and the fantasy and lyricism that has amazed her all her life and has been an inspiration for this recording.

Dutch violinist Lisa Jacobs performs three of Locatteli’s concertos with bold characterization, and meets their formidable technical challenges with commendable athleticism and élan.
(The Strad, UK, 2017)

Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs is known for her passionate per- formances, interesting programs and communicative qualities on stage. She is equally at home on the concert stage with concer- tos, chamber music and solo works. Lisa Jacobs collaborated with amongst others the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Bremer Philharmoniker and respected conductors such as Riccardo Chaily, Neeme Järvi, Massimo Quarta, Otto Tausk, Jan Willem de Vriend and Carlos Miguel Prieto.

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Lisa Jacobs

Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs is known for her passionate performances, interesting programs and communicative qualities on stage. She is equally at home on the concert stage with concertos, chamber music, recitals and solo works. 

Miss Jacobs started playing the violin at the age of 6. She was accepted in the Young Talent class of the Utrecht Conservatory by Joyce Tan at only eight years old. She continued studying with Ilya Grubert at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has graduated cum laude and with the highest distinction for both her bachelor and masterstudies, at which occasion the jury spoke that they 'were short on superlatives to praise her superb playing'. She also took lessons with Christoph Poppen at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich where she successfully finished her Konzertexam. This has been supported by the foundation Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Further musical enrichment was achieved in several lessons with Thomas Brandis, Herman Krebbers, David Takeno, Nelli Shkollnikova, Julian Rachlin, Philip Graffin and Maxim Vengerov.

Photo from: website lisajacobs.com 

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24 Caprices of Nicolo Paganini (2018)

Paganini

Lisa Jacobs

    Opus Klassiek, june 2018

Lisa Jacobs heeft terecht gekozen voor ‘hoog spel'. Wat wil zeggen dat ze niet alleen de technische maar ook de expressieve grenzen van deze muziek diepgaand heeft verkend en vervolgens gestalte gegeven. Dat blijkt tenminste uit haar glanzende interpretatie. De stokvoering is net zo exemplarisch als de vingertechniek, articulatie en ritmische profilering zijn verbluffend, de expressieve aspecten elektriserend, het algehele beeld vol allure. =================== Lisa Jacobs has rightly opted for 'highest performance'. Which means that she has explored in depth and then shaped the technical and expressive boundaries of this music. At least this is evident from her shining interpretation. The bowing is just as exemplary as the finger technique, articulation and rhythmic profiling are amazing, the expressive aspects electrifying, the overall picture full of allure.

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24 Caprices of Nicolo Paganini (2018)

Paganini

Lisa Jacobs

Microphone Cables & Interlinks: Acoustic Revive
Microphones: Bruel & Kjaer 4003, Neumann modified by Rens Heijnis
Producer: Tom Peeters
Recording Engineer: Tom Peeters
Recording location: Cunerakerk, Rhenen, The Netherlands in 2017 and 2018

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Caprice No. 1 - Andante
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Caprice No. 2 - Moderato
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Caprice No. 3 - Sostenuto - Presto
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Caprice No. 4 - Maestoso
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Caprice No. 5 - Agitato
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Caprice No. 6 - Lento
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Caprice No. 7 - Posato
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Caprice No. 8 - Maestoso
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Caprice No. 9 - Allegretto
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Caprice No. 10 - Vivace
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Caprice No. 11 - Andante - Presto - Primo tempo
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Caprice No. 12 - Allegro
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Caprice No. 13 - Allegro
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Caprice No. 14 - Moderato
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Caprice No. 15 - Posato
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Caprice No. 16 - Presto
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Caprice No. 17 - Sostenuto Andante
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Caprice No. 18 - Corrente - Allegro
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Caprice No. 19 Lento - Allegro assai
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Caprice No. 20 - Allegretto
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Caprice No. 21 - Amoroso - Presto
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Caprice No. 22 - Marcato
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Caprice No. 23 - Posato
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Caprice No. 24 - Tema quasi presto - Variazioni - Finale
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