300pp with illustrations
Paganini was the first superstar in music history. On his tours the length and breadth of Europe, he used to drive audiences into a frenzy. His performances had to take place under police surveillance, and his play made such an enormous and devilish impression that it took decades until he was granted a church funeral.
Werner Fuld shows in a most gripping manner, how the formation of this legend came to be. Following original sources, he retraces Paganini’s scandal-shrouded career. In the prime of his life, Paganini was the most well-paid star of his time. His decline started when the press turned against him. He was the first product, and the first victim, of modern star culture always hungry for a change.
Nowadays everyone still knows the name Paganini, but no longer his story. For this biography Werner Fuld brought to light forgotten documents and far-removed pictures.
Previously published (rights reverted)
Bulgaria – Riva
China/complex - Asian Culture
China/simple - Shanghai Far East
Estonia - Olion
Hungary - Európa
Korea - Sigongsa
Latvia - Daugava
paperback – Rowohlt
book club – Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft
»A great book!«