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Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840)

Paganini's musical talent was recognized at an early age, and his ambitious father drove him hard to succeed, even withholding food if his son did not perform to his satisfaction on the violin. Escaping his father's domineering influence in his late teens by fleeing to Lucca, Paganini came to the attention of Princess Elisa Baciocchi, Napoléon ... See full bio »

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 2019 Louisiana Music: Musical Clips (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Paganini 5 (2019) ... (music: "Caprice n°5" - as Niccolò Paganini)
 2018 Colossal Youth (writer: "Caprice No. 24")
 2018 Evening Urgant (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Denis Matsuev (2018) ... (music: "Variatsii na temu Paganini dlya dvukh fortepyano")
 2018 Birthmarked (writer: "Paganini - Variations on a Theme by Rossini")
 2017 Lux in Tenebris (writer: "24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op.1")
 2016 Your Lie in April (writer: "24 Caprices Solo for Violin Op. 1 No. 24")
 2016 Once Upon a Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Souls of the Departed (2016) ... (writer: "Violin Concerto No. 2 In B Minor, Op. 7, Ms 48: I. Allegro Maestoso" - uncredited)
 2015 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Regresso Del Rey (2015) ... (writer: "Cappricio No. 5" - uncredited)
 2015 The Temptation Game (Short) (writer: "Caprice 24")
 2013 The Devil's Violinist ("God Save the King") / (writer: "Caprice No. 5 - Variations", "Watson's Plan/Caprice No.14", "Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento", "Carnival of Venice", "Violin Concerto No. 1", "Io Ti Penso Amore / Beside My Love - Violin Concerto No. 4", "Farm Yard Caprice", "Caprice No.24")
 2013 Only Lovers Left Alive (writer: "Caprice No. 5 in A Minor")
 2013 Elementary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Déjà Vu All Over Again (2013) ... (writer: "24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1: Caprice in C Major, Op. 1, No. 11 " - uncredited)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (writer: "Caprice No 24")
 2011 La garde-barrière (Short) (music: "La Campanella")
 2010 Damages (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Were His Little Monkey (2010) ... (writer: " Capriccio, Op. 1 N. 13: Allegro" - uncredited)
 2009 Chez Léon Coiffure (Documentary) (music: "La Campanella" - as Niccolo Paganini)
 2009 The Good Heart (writer: "La Campanella")
 2009 Dorian Gray (writer: "Carnival of Venice" - as Nicolo Paganini)
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two of 14 Voted Off (2009) ... (writer: "Caprice in E Minor, Op. 1 No 3")
 2009 The Case of Unfaithful Klara (writer: "Sonata No. 12 in E minor, Op. 3" - as N.Paganini)
 2008 Robinson Crusoe: The Great Blitzkrieg (Video) (writer: "Violin Concerto 4" - as Paganini)
 2008 A Previous Engagement (writer: "Romanze, Grand Sonata in A" - as Paganini)
 2008 Nyugalom (music: "La Campanella")
 2008 Lady Magdalene's (writer: "Caprice No. 20", "Caprice No. 24")
 2006 Saints Row (Video Game) (as Niccolo Paganini, "24 Caprices for Violin")
 2006 Vitus (as Paganini, "La Campanella")
 2005 The Fly (Short) (music: "La Campanella" - as Nicolo Paganini)
 2005 Lady Vengeance (writer: "Caprice No.24 in A minor" - as Nicolò Paganini)
 2005 Uvolnete se, prosím (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 March 2005 (2005) ... (music: "Capricio c. 16")
 2004 Ladies in Lavender (writer: "Carnival of Venice" (ca1829) - as Niccolo Paganini)
 2003 Ouija (writer: "Capricho nº 24")
 2003 The Shunned House (Video) (writer: "Capriccio #24, Opus 1")
 2002 Monk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale (2002) ... (writer: "24th Caprice" - as Paganini)
 2002 The Uncertainty Principle (music: "24 caprici per violino, op. 1" - as Nicolo Paganini)
 2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (writer: "1st Movement from VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.2 B-MINOR OP.7" - as Nicolò Paganini)
 2000 Canone inverso - Making Love (writer: "Capriccio 'La Caccia'")
 1998 St. Ives (as Paganinin, "Quartet No. 15, Rondo", "Quartet No. 15, Minuetto Trio")
 1998 Great Performances (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration (1998) ... (music: "Introduction and Theme/Variations I-V", "Variations XXII-XXIII" - as Paganini)
 1996 Shine ("La Campanella")
 1992 Stay Tuned (music: "Allegro Vivace A Movimento Perpetuo" - uncredited)
 1991 Attention, Papa Arrives! (writer: "Capriccio Nr. 19 Es-Dur for violin")
 1989 Capriccio No. 24 (TV Short) (writer: "Capriccio No. 24")
 1985 Robert és Robert (Short) (music: "La Campanella" - as Paganini)
 1982 Mientras el cuerpo aguante (Documentary) (writer: "I Palpiti")
 1981 Gallipoli (music: "CENTONE DI SONATA No. 3" - as Paganini)
 1978 Kaerazaru hibi (writer: "1st Movement")
 1978 De mantel der Liefde (writer: "Sonata per la Gran Viola")
 1978 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Paganini Superstar (1978) ... ("Variations")
 1972 Body of Love (writer: "Concerto per violino e orchestra No. 1")
 1965 Tom-ic Energy (Short) (music: "Allegro vivace a movimento perpetuo" - uncredited)
 1960 Song Without End (writer: "La Campanella" - uncredited)
 1959 The Five Pennies (music: "Carnival of Venice" (ca 1829) - uncredited)
 1954 Rear Window (writer: "Il carnevale di Venezia")
 1948 Concert Magic (Documentary) (writer: "MOTO PERPETUO, Op.11", "CAPRICE NO.24 A MINOR, Op.1-24" - as Nicolò Paganini)
 1946 The Magic Bow ("Romance", uncredited) / (music: "Violin Concerto No.1", "Moto Perpetuo", "Caprice No. 24" - uncredited)
 1942 Always in My Heart (music: "Carnival of Venice" - uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues (music: "Carnival of Venice" - uncredited)
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Show Show Composer (1 credit)

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