Paganini’s Love and Sorrow

  On a winter evening in 1799, 18-year-old Paganini took the stage for the first time, with a reserved smile on his pale, thin face, and an odd posture on the piano. Paganini played a Spanish-style melody that imitated the sounds of various animals. The Italian citizens of Livona, who were waiting to see the joke in the audience, could hardly hold themselves back. When the last note fell, the audience burst into prolonged applause. They fell in love with Paganini at first sight!
  The Devil’s
  Trick Paganini begins a tour of Italy. His musical whirlwind swept the country, from Milan to Florence, from Pisa to Genoa, and concert ticket prices were high and often sold out. A wealthy French businessman sponsored Paganini a fine “Guanali” violin, which has been preserved to this day.
  The news media tried to exaggerate Paganini’s eccentric image and enigmatic magic, “his moral reputation is notorious, like his thin body wrapped in black cloth”, “his sad four strings stirs people’s hearts and makes them cry.” Both true and false rumors portray Paganini as a saint who doesn’t eat human fireworks.
  In a court performance, his piano skills won the favor of the Duchess Elisa. Paganini played a funny new song “Love Scene” similar to a couple’s dialogue on the E and G strings, which made the Duchess excited on the spot. passed out. During a performance a few weeks later, Paganini’s strings suddenly snapped, and he shocked the audience by playing the “Napoleon” Sonata on the only remaining G string. Of course, this is a “trick” carefully arranged by Paganini.
  The famed Paganini was envied by many of his peers. Some people secretly followed him to his residence in order to explore his stunts, trying to eavesdrop on Paganini practicing the piano. To their surprise, there was no piano sound in Paganini’s house, only the whispers of the master. Could it be that Paganini was talking to God?
  Some people maliciously speculate that Paganini is a heinous criminal. “He fell madly in love with a beautiful Italian lady and almost lost his mind… When he found out that his lover was unfaithful to him, he assassinated the woman in a fit of rage. , went to prison… He used music to pass the boring time in prison. The fourth string he played in a magical way was made of the intestines of the woman he strangled with his own hands”.
  The bizarre claim was so widespread that Liszt even mentioned it in his 1840 eulogy in honor of Paganini.
  From May to December 1829, Paganini played 56 shows in Poland and Germany, a figure that remained at 37 the following year. While the performance was hot, Paganini’s most stubborn opponent never gave up his attack. Church officials believed that he was possessed by the devil. Sooner or later, the evil G-string would wrap around his neck and slowly hang him. die.
  In order to prove his true legal identity, Paganini had to forge a letter from his mother to the press. But the flocking people still watched “Paganini Dances with Satan” while relishing the spread of the rumors.
  in Prison From 1802 to 1805, Paganini suddenly disappeared in front of the public without a word.
  A source said, “Paganini came to the hidden castle of a beautiful guitarist, and they both fell in love… This was the first real love in his life, and she made him tender and shy… They hid and protected their love in the middle of nowhere.” Paganini was noncommittal.
  In Milan, in Berlin, in Paris, the wild players conquered the audience with the G string, while leaving countless popular traces. After becoming famous, Paganini became obsessed with gambling and romantic venues. Due to his unruly lifestyle, he unfortunately suffered from many chronic diseases and suffered physical and mental torture. When he played, he seemed to be an upright skeleton, which is more proof. The devil’s rumor.
  At the beginning of 1824, Paganini found the “final destination” of his life, and Paganini ushered in the only offspring in his life, Achille. The arrival of his son made Paganini feel the warmth of life, but a musician who was free by nature could not settle for a married life that followed the rules, and he was more eager for unfettered freedom.
  The warm family life lasted only 3 years, Paganini broke off the engagement with his wife, paid her a one-time payment of 2,000 Skudi gold coins, and kept his son by his side to take care of him. Due to financial disputes, Paganini’s relationship with his parents has long since broken down. According to the agreement, he pays 20,000 liras a year in alimony to his parents.
  Paganini, who had regained his freedom, asked a doctor to heal his injuries while frantically chasing all kinds of ladies and ladies. After admiring Paganini’s “Capriccio”, women were more than happy to play with the legend. Of course, Paganini’s amazing wealth is also an important reason to attract them.
  In 1831, Paganini met Charlotte, the daughter of a musician, on his first tour in London. Paganini fell in love with the young and beautiful Charlotte at first sight. He interrupted the tour and wanted to take Charlotte away from the hustle and bustle and build a love nest in Boulogne, France.
  The magical bow did not appear this time. The girl’s father informed the news media after learning the news. After Paganini returned to Paris, the Paris newspapers were full of news about him abducting underage girls, and his enemies took the opportunity to exaggerate the rumors of the past.
  On September 28, 1834, an embarrassed Paganini left Paris, the city that had welcomed him like an emperor three years earlier.
  Sorrows of the Wandering Soul
  Paganini , suffering from travel and illness, imagined living in retirement “under a sweet blue sky, among educated and courteous people, waiting for the last days. As long as I think Breathing the air that Dante and Petrarch have breathed, I shall die without regret.”
  On May 27, 1840, a seriously ill Paganini waited for the end of his life in a room in Nice. When the strange death knell sounded, the Archbishop suddenly panicked, and the atmosphere in the small town seemed depressed and tense. No one in Nice could bear the body of a devil’s ally buried here, nor would a Catholic funeral be allowed for him.
  Paganini’s body has been placed, the priest refused to bury Paganini in the church cemetery because he did not say a pious word until his death. Disputes within the church continued for four years before the authorities in Nice finally allowed Paganini’s body to be transported to Genoa for burial.
  Paganini suffered from cholera, and the municipalities of Marseille and Genoa refused to dock ships carrying the remains, citing hygiene reasons. The storied musician’s body was rocked in the Mediterranean for days, not knowing where to go, until Archilor discovered an exposed reef island, San Ferrio. Archie decided to hide the coffin in a cave on the island.
  French writer Maupassant wrote: “On this strange reef in the sea, Paganini’s body was stored for five years, such an adventure coincides with the life of this mysterious genius artist. People Legend has it that he was allied with the devil, and his bizarre looks, his superhuman talents, made him a legend, like a Hoffman character.”
  In 1844, Archie and friends took out his father’s remains and shipped them to Genoa. Villa Cayona. Residents around said they heard eerie noises during the night, with some speculating that it was Paganini’s unsaved soul still battling Satan. The priests took the opportunity to spread all kinds of bizarre news, because they were dissatisfied with the decision of the authorities to bury Paganini here.
  Archie and his wife received letters threatening to burn his house to the ground if they didn’t disappear with the devil’s body.
  Paganini’s lone soul is finally back home after Archiele paid the parish a substantial fee for a new cemetery. On January 24, 1845, Achille held a Serene Requiem Mass without spectators at the Convent Church of St. George, to which Paganini belonged.
  The mystery of Paganini’s fate seems to lie in the gorgeous movement. Later generations can only imitate Paganini’s profound and difficult skills, but cannot interpret the musician’s tortuous emotional story. Perhaps, this is the eternal magic of Paganini.