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Paganini's Daemon

A Most Enduring Legend

Paganini's Daemon A Most Enduring Legend


A film about the most charismatic performer in the entire history of Western classical music – also the most talked about, the most controversial, the most famous and the most successful classical soloist that the world of music has ever known.

"Sell all you possess, pawn everything, but go to hear him. This is the most astounding, the most surprising, the most wonderful, the most miraculous, the most triumphant, the most bewildering, the most incredible, the most extraordinary and the most unexpected thing that ever happened. In a dream Tartini saw a devil playing a diabolic sonata – that devil was surely Paganini."
(François Castil-Blaze, Paris, 1831)

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  • Directed by: Christopher Nupen
  • Production date: 1997
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min
  • Production: © Allegro Films London
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR


  • Gidon Kremer | Violinist
  • John Williams | Violinist
  • Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
  • Lawrence Foster | Conductor

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