Niccolò Paganini (Genova 1782 - Nizza 1840). Virtuoso of legendary fame, Paganini is considered the father of modern violin technique. The love for the guitar was propitiated by a mysterious lady, from an aristocratic family and amateur guitarist, whom Paganini frequented in Tuscany from the beginning of 1802 to the end of 1804. If the violin represented the public and professional aspect, for Paganini the guitar reflected the most intimate and didactic aspect. He never played public concerts with this instrument for fear of commercially damaging his image.
Romance by N. Paganini