Andrija Lazarevic plays Paganini Caprice No.5

The young Serbian guitarist Andrija Lazarevic plays Caprice No.5 by Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840). This comes via Gitaarsalon (Netherlands) and their YouTube. Originally written for violin these Caprices are often arranged for guitar. I love this because of that fast but extremely soft passage at the beginning. You can either go crazy with that or play the elegant card as done here. No point trying to keep up with a violin, instead adapt to the instrument. Really nice phrase endings to combat the intense virtuosity. I hadn’t heard of Andrija Lazarevic until today but I look forward to following his playing.

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