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Blown Away

Marina Piccinini
plays Paganini -
recommended by
HOWARD SMITH

'... hypnotic interpretative gifts ...'

Paganini: 24 Capricci - arranged for flute and played by Marina Piccinini. © 2014 Avie

I was 'blown away' at hearing phenomenally gifted Italian/Brazilian flautist Marina Piccinini in Niccolo Paganini's breath-defying Twenty-Four Caprices, arranged here for flute by Piccinini herself.

The forty-six-year-old musician is clearly a 'Mullova of the winds', blessed with hypnotic interpretative gifts and with flawless, unexcelled technical skills.

I doubt if we'll encounter a greater gift of recorded, instrumental artistry in 2014.

Piccinini recalls: 'I was drawn to transcribe and record all the Caprices as a challenge and stimulus for my own development, a path towards pushing the envelope outside my personal comfort zone.'

Copyright © 6 September 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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PAGANINI / PICCININI: 24 CAPRICES

NICCOLO PAGANINI

ITALY

FLUTE MUSIC

GERMANY

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