Compositions

Arranged into instrumental sections:

Concertos

Violin & Orchestra Works with Orchestra Solo Violin

Solo Guitar

Mandolin Violin & Guitar Violin & Piano

Violin & Bassoon

Guitar & Violin Guitar Trios / Quartets Solo Strings
Arranged by: M.S. catalogue number

 

 

Paganini’s compositions, recorded to date, are listed below. The compositions are arranged into twelve instrumental sections and are listed alphabetically within each section. Movement titles, section titles and tempo notations are indicated in red italics. Following on from this is the same list of compositions but arranged by M.S. catalogue number. Readers requiring further information about Paganini's works are referred to: Catalogo Tematico delle musiche di Niccol˛ Paganini, Maria Rosa Moretti and Anna Sorrento, Comune di Genova, 1982.

 

 

Concertos

Concerto in E minor (No. '6’ or No. '0'), M.S. 75 [orchestrations by Federico Mompellio and Francesco Fiore]

Concerto No. 1 in D major, M.S. 21 (Op. 6)

Concerto No. 2 in B minor, M.S. 48 (Op. 7) – *see Adagio, M.S. 49, below (Violin and Orchestra)

Concerto No. 3 in E major, M.S. 50

Concerto No. 4 in D minor, M.S. 60

Concerto No. 5 in A minor, M.S. 78 [orchestrations by Federico Mompellio and Francesco Fiore]

 

Violin and Orchestra

Adagio, M.S. 49 [ochestrations by Michael Jelden and Francesco Fiore] – alternative adagio for Concerto No. 2 in B minor

Balletto Campestre: Variations on a comic theme, M.S. 74

The Carnival of Venice (Il Carnevale di Venezia): Variations on the Neapolitan song O mamma, mamma cara, in A major, M.S. 59 (Op. 10)

God Save the King: Variations on the English national anthem, M.S. 56 (Op. 9)

Maestosa Sonata Sentimentale: Variations for the fourth string on the theme Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser (Austrian national anthem) by F. J. Haydn, M.S. 51

Marie Luisa: Sonata with variations for the fourth string, in E major, M.S. 79

Moto Perpetuo (Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo) in C major, M.S. 72 (Op. 11)

Napoleon: Sonata with variations for the fourth string, in E flat major, M.S. 5

Non pi¨ mesta: Variations on the rondo Non pi¨ mesta accanto al fuoco from the opera La Cenerentola by Giacomo Rossini, in E flat major, M.S. 22 (Op. 12)

I Palpiti: Variations on the theme Di tanti palpiti from the opera Tancredi by Giacomo Rossini, in A major, M.S. 77 (Op. 13)

Polacca with variations (Polacca con variazioni) in A major, M.S. 18

La Primavera: Sonata with variations, in A major, M.S. 73

Sonata a Preghiera (aka. Moses Fantasy): Variations for the fourth string on the theme Dal tuo stellato soglio from the opera MosŔ by Giacomo Rossini, in F minor, M.S. 23

Sonata movimento perpetuo, Version ‘A’, M.S. 66

Sonata movimento perpetuo, Version ‘B’, M.S. 66

Sonata Varsavia: Variations on a mazurka by J. Elsner, M.S. 57

Sonata with variations (Sonata con variazioni) on the theme Pria ch'io l'impegno from the opera L'amor marinaro by Joseph Weigl, in E major, M.S. 47

Le Streghe: Variations on a theme from the ballet Il noce di Benevento by Franz Xaver SŘssmayr, in D major, M.S. 19 (Op. 8)

Tarantella in A minor, M.S. 76

 

Works with Orchestra

The Couvent of the Mount Saint Bernard (Le Couvent du Mont Saint Bernard) for violin, wordless chorus and orchestra, M.S. 67

Piece for horn, bassoon and orchestra in E major, M.S. 65

Sonata for large viola (Sonata per la Grand Viola), for viola and orchestra in C minor, M.S. 70

 

Solo Violin

24 Caprices, M.S. 25 (Op. 1):

Caprice d'Adieu (Farewell Caprice), M.S. 68

Nel cor piu non mi sento: Introduction and variations on the aria Nel cor piu non mi sento from the opera La bella molinara by Giovanni Paisiello, in G major, M.S. 44

Patriotic hymn (Inno patriottico) in A major, M.S. 81

Sonata for solo violin in C major, M.S. 6 (aka. Duo Merveille, Merveille de Paganini) 

Sonata for solo violin, M.S. 83

Theme and variations (Tema variato) in A major, M.S. 82

 

Solo Guitar

Allegretto in A major, M.S. 86

Allegretto in A major, M.S. 90

Allegretto in A minor, M.S. 91

Andantino in G major, M.S. 88

Andantino in C major, M.S. 89

Andantino in C major, M.S. 97

Andantino in G major, M.S. 99

Andantino in F minor, M.S. 102

43 Ghiribizzi, M.S. 43:

Marcia in A major, M.S. 103

Marziale (con Trio) in E major, M.S. 105

Rondoncino in E major, M.S. 94

Sinfonia della Lodovisia in D major, M.S. 98

37 Sonatas, M.S. 84:

Sonata in E major, M.S. 87

Sonata in A major, M.S. 104

5 Sonatine, M.S. 85:

Trio in F major, M.S. 101

Valtz in C major, M.S. 92

Valtz in E major, M.S. 96

Valtz in C major, M.S. 100

 

Mandolin

Minuet in E major for solo mandolin, M.S. 106

Serenata in G major for mandolin and guitar, M.S. 16

Serenata per Rovene in E minor for mandolin and guitar, M.S. 14

 

Violin and Guitar

Barucaba variations (Variazioni sul BarucabÓ): 60 Variations on the Genoese folksong BarucabÓ, M.S. 71 (Op. 14)

Bravura variations on an original theme

Cantabile and waltz (Cantabile e Valtz) in E major, M.S. 45 (Op. 19)

Carmagnola variations (Carmagnola con variazioni): 14 Variations on the French Hymn Carmagnola, in A major, M.S. 1

18 Centone di sonate, M.S. 112, Lettera A (Nos. 1–6 overall):

18 Centone di sonate, M.S. 112, Lettera B (Nos. 7–12 overall):

18 Centone di sonate, M.S. 112, Lettera C (Nos. 13–18 overall):

6 Duets, M.S. 110 [Nos. 3 6 originally published as 'Quattro Sonatine' (Sonatine Nos 1 – 4 respectively)]:

Duetto amoroso in C major, M.S. 111

Entrata d'Adone nella reggia di Venere (Entrance of Adonis in the Royal Palace of Venus), M.S. 8

6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, M.S. 9 (Opera I):

6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, M.S. 10 (Opera II):

6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, M.S. 11 (Opera IV):

6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, M.S. 12 (Opera V):

6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, M.S. 13 (Opera VI):

6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, M.S. 133:

6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, M.S. 134:

6 Sonatas, M.S. 26 (Op. 2):

6 Sonatas, M.S. 27 (Op. 3):

Sonata in A major, Op. posth

[N.b. In their Catalogo Tematico, Moretti and Sorrento have have not given this piece an M.S. number. Instead, the piece is listed as work No. 5 (Sonata in La maggiore) under the section ‘Opere dubbie’ (Dubious Works).]

 

Violin and Piano

Cantabile in D major, M.S. 109 (Op. 17)

 

Violin and Bassoon

3 Concertante duets for violin and bassoon, M.S. 130:

 

Guitar and Violin

Grand sonata in A major, M.S. 3

Sonata concertata in A major, M.S. 2

 

Guitar Trios / Quartets

Quartet No. 1 in A minor for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 28 (Op. 4, No.1)

Quartet No. 2 in C major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 29 (Op. 4, No.2)

Quartet No. 3 in A major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 30 (Op. 4, No.3)

Quartet No. 4 in D major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 31 (Op. 5, No.1)

Quartet No. 5 in C major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 32 (Op. 5, No.2)

Quartet No. 6 in D minor for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 33 (Op. 5, No.3)

Quartet No. 7 in E major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 34

Quartet No. 8 in A major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 35

Quartet No. 9 in D major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 36

Quartet No. 10 in F major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 37

Quartet No. 11 in B major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 38

Quartet No. 12 in A minor for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 39

Quartet No. 13 in F major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 40

Quartet No. 14 in A major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 41

Quartet No. 15 in A minor for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 42

Serenata in F major for two violins and guitar, M.S. 115

Serenata in C major for viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 17

Terzetto in A minor for two violins and guitar, M.S. 116

Terzetto in D major for violin, cello and guitar, M.S. 69

Terzetto concertante in D major for viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 114

 

Solo Strings

Divertimenti Carnevaleschi for two violins and cello, M.S. 4:

Minuetto: E flat major

6 Alessandrine con trio e minore:

2 Perigordino:

4 Valzer:

Scozzese: F major

6 Inglesi:

3 Concertante duets for violin and cello, M.S. 107:

In cuor pi¨ non mi sento in A major for violin with the accomp. of violin and cello, M.S. 117

4 Nocturnes for two violins, viola and cello, M.S. 15:

3 Quartets for two violins, viola and cello, M.S. 20:

 

 

Compositions listed by M.S. catalogue number

M.S. 1, Carmagnola variations (Carmagnola con variazioni): 14 Variations on the French Hymn Carmagnola, in A major [violin and guitar]

M.S. 2, Sonata concertata in A major [guitar and violin]

M.S. 3, Grand sonata in A major [guitar with the accomp. of violin]

M.S. 4, Divertimenti Carnevaleschi [two violins and cello]

M.S. 5, Napoleon: Sonata with variations for the fourth string, in E flat major [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 6, Sonata for solo violin in C major (aka. Duo Merveille, Merveille de Paganini)  [solo violin]

M.S. 8, Entrata d'Adone nella reggia di Venere (Entrance of Adonis in the Royal Palace of Venus) [violin and guitar]

M.S. 9, 6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, Opera I [violin and guitar]

M.S. 10, 6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, Opera II [violin and guitar]

M.S. 11, 6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, Opera IV [violin and guitar]

M.S. 12, 6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, Opera V [violin and guitar]

M.S. 13, 6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas, Opera VI [violin and guitar]

M.S. 14, Serenata per Rovene in E minor [mandolin and guitar]

M.S. 15, 4 Nocturnes [two violins, viola and cello]

M.S. 16, Serenata in G major [mandolin and guitar]

M.S. 17, Serenata in C major [viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 18, Polacca with variations (Polacca con variazioni) in A major [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 19, Le Streghe: Variations on a theme from the ballet Il noce di Benevento by Franz Xaver SŘssmayr, in D major, Op. 8 [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 20, 3 String quartets [two violins, viola and cello]

M.S. 21, Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6 [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 22, Non pi¨ mesta: Variations on the rondo Non pi¨ mesta accanto al fuoco from the opera La Cenerentola by Giacomo Rossini, in E flat major Op. 12 [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 23, Sonata a Preghiera (aka. Moses Fantasy): Variations for the fourth string on the theme Dal tuo stellato soglio from the opera MosŔ by Giacomo Rossini, in F minor [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 25, 24 Caprices,  Op. 1 [solo violin]

M.S. 26, 6 Sonatas, Op. 2 [violin and guitar]

M.S. 27, 6 Sonatas, Op. 3 [violin and guitar]

M.S. 28, Guitar quartet No. 1 in A minor (Op. 4, No.1) [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 29, Guitar quartet No. 2 in C major (Op. 4, No.2) [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 30, Guitar quartet No. 3 in A major (Op. 4, No.3) [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 31, Guitar quartet No. 4 in D major (Op. 5, No.1) [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 32, Guitar quartet No. 5 in C major (Op. 5, No.2) [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 33, Guitar quartet No. 6 in D minor  (Op. 5, No.3) [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 34, Guitar quartet No. 7 in E major [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 35, Guitar quartet No. 8 in A major [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 36, Guitar quartet No. 9 in D major [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 37, Guitar quartet No. 10 in F major [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 38, Guitar quartet No. 11 in B major [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 39, Guitar quartet No. 12 in A minor [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 40, Guitar quartet No. 13 in F major [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 41, Guitar quartet No. 14 in A major [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 42, Guitar quartet No. 15 in A minor [violin, viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 43, 43 Ghiribizzi [solo guitar]

M.S. 44, Nel cor piu non mi sento: Introduction and variations on the aria Nel cor piu non mi sento from the opera La bella molinara by Giovanni Paisiello, in G major [solo violin]

M.S. 45, Cantabile and waltz (Cantabile e Valtz) in E major, Op. 19 [violin and guitar]

M.S. 47, Sonata with variations (Sonata con variazioni) on the theme Pria ch'io l'impegno from the opera L'amor marinaro by Joseph Weigl, in E major [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 48, Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 49, Adagio [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 50, Concerto No. 3 in E major [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 51, Maestosa Sonata Sentimentale: Variations for the fourth string on the theme Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser (Austrian national anthem) by F. J. Haydn [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 56, God Save the King: Variations on the English national anthem,  Op. 9 [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 57, Sonata Varsavia: Variations on a mazurka by J. Elsner [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 59, The Carnival of Venice (Il Carnevale di Venezia): Variations on the Neapolitan song O mamma, mamma cara, in A major, Op. 10 [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 60, Concerto No. 4 in D minor [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 65, Piece for horn, bassoon and orchestra in E major [horn, bassoon and orchestra]

M.S. 66, Sonata movimento perpetuo, Version ‘A’ [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 66, Sonata movimento perpetuo, Version ‘B’ [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 67, The Couvent of the Mount Saint Bernard (Le Couvent du Mont Saint Bernard) [violin, wordless chorus and orchestra]

M.S. 68, Caprice d'Adieu (Farewell Caprice) [solo violin]

M.S. 69, Terzetto in D major [violin, cello and guitar]

M.S. 70, Sonata for large viola (Sonata per la Grand Viola) in C minor [viola and orchestra]

M.S. 71, Barucaba variations (Variazioni sul BarucabÓ): 60 Variations on the Genoese folksong BarucabÓ, Op. 14 [violin and guitar]

M.S. 72, Moto Perpetuo (Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo) in C major, Op. 11 [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 73, La Primavera: Sonata with variations, in A major [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 74, Balletto Campestre: Variations on a comic theme [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 75, Concerto in E minor, No. '6’ or No. '0' [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 76, Tarantella in A minor [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 77, I Palpiti: Variations on the theme Di tanti palpiti from the opera Tancredi by Giacomo Rossini, in A major,  Op. 13 [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 78, Concerto No. 5 in A minor [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 79, Marie Luisa: Sonata with variations for the fourth string, in E major [violin and orchestra]

M.S. 81, Patriotic hymn (Inno patriottico) in A major [solo violin]

M.S. 82, Theme and variations (Tema variato) in A major [solo violin]

M.S. 83, Sonata for solo violin [solo violin]

M.S. 84, 37 Sonatas [solo guitar]

M.S. 85, 5 Sonatine [solo guitar]

M.S. 86, Allegretto in A major [solo guitar]

M.S. 87, Sonata in E major [solo guitar]

M.S. 88, Andantino in G major [solo guitar]

M.S. 89, Andantino in C major [solo guitar]

M.S. 90, Allegretto in A major [solo guitar]

M.S. 91, Allegretto in A minor [solo guitar]

M.S. 92, Valtz in C major [solo guitar]

M.S. 94, Rondoncino in E major [solo guitar]

M.S. 96, Valtz in E major [solo guitar]

M.S. 97, Andantino in C major [solo guitar]

M.S. 98, Sinfonia della Lodovisia in D major [solo guitar]M.S. 99, Andantino in G major [solo guitar]

M.S. 100, Valtz in C major [solo guitar]

M.S. 101, Trio in F major [solo guitar]

M.S. 102, Andantino in F minor [solo guitar]

M.S. 103, Marcia in A major [solo guitar]

M.S. 104, Sonata in A major [solo guitar]

M.S. 105, Marziale (con Trio) in E major [solo guitar]

M.S. 106, Minuet in E major [solo mandolin]

M.S. 107, 3 Concertante duets [violin and cello]

M.S. 109, Cantabile in D major (Op. 17) [violin and piano]

M.S. 110, 6 Duets [violin and guitar]

M.S. 111, Duetto amoroso in C major [violin and guitar]

M.S. 112, 18 Centone di sonate [violin and guitar]

M.S. 114, Terzetto concertante in D major [viola, cello and guitar]

M.S. 115, Serenata in F major [two violins and guitar]

M.S. 116, Terzetto in A minor [two violins and guitar]

M.S. 117, In cuor pi¨ non mi sento in A major [violin with the accomp. of violin and cello]

M.S. 130, 3 Concertante duets [violin and bassoon]

M.S. 133, 6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas [violin and guitar]

M.S. 134, 6 (‘Lucca’) Sonatas  [violin and guitar]

 

Compositions lacking an M.S. number

Bravura variations on an original theme [violin and guitar]

Sonata in A major, Op. posth [violin and guitar] (see note)

 

 

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