Sheet Music: Allegro maestoso

TitleAllegro maestoso
from Centone di sonate No.1 in A minor
Opus numberMS 112/1, Mvmt. 2
ComposerNiccolò Paganini (1782–1840)
InstrumentationFlute and Guitar
KeyA minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo168 BPM
Performance time3:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-06-30
Last updated2010-06-30
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Wednesday 30 June 2010

Tune of the Day: Allegro maestoso

from Paganini's “Centone di sonate”, arranged for Flute and Guitar

This “Allegro maestoso”, which constitutes the second movement of Paganini's A-minor “sonata” for violin and guitar, is marked “in march tempo”. It almost has the snap of a jig, but the minor key gives it a somewhat unusual character. At the center of the movement is a highly lyrical section, typical of Paganini's cantabile (literally, “songful”) writing, before the march resumes.

This Allegro is followed by a small rondo, rightfully called “Rondoncino”.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Introduzione Flute & Guitar
2.Allegro maestoso Flute & Guitar
3.Rondoncino Flute & Guitar