The most famous of Paganini's compositions, these caprices also provided ample material for later composers to write various transcriptions. Of these pieces, Number 24 is the single most often used, including Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra and Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Paganini for piano.

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24th Caprice
Discussion at violinist.com about various composers who have written variations on this theme or on all the Paganini Caprices.
Paganini Variations: The Tune That Drove Composers Wild (Part 1)
Fred Flaxman notes the original Caprices and discusses the assorted interpretations granted some or all of them by such composers as Paganini, Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Szymanowski, Lutoslawski, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Paganini Variations: The Tune That Drove Composers Wild (Part 2)
Fred Flaxman notes the original Caprices and discusses the assorted interpretations granted some or all of them by such composers as Paganini, Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Szymanowski, Lutoslawski, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Paginini's 24 Caprices
Extended discussion from the archives of violinist.com examines various artists who have recorded them and rates and evaluates many of the performances.
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