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David Garrett - Alla Turca (From Piano Sonata in A, K.331)


German violin virtuoso David Garrett plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Alla Turca' (From Piano Sonata in A, K.331) in a video also featuring a number of very young violinists, who have already developed an extraordinary talent.

The Devil's Violinist Review


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Filmmaker Bernard Rose gives the period biopic a kick in the seat of the pants with this raucously creepy drama about 19th century violin virtuoso Nicolo Paganini, who played so innovatively that people thought he had made a pact with the devil. Rose takes this idea and runs with it, stirring in modern-day ideas of fame and celebrity and finding a series of very clever ways to make violin-playing feel fresh and intriguing. So it's a little frustrating that the central figure remains so oddly out of reach.

After struggling to get anyone to pay him any attention in early 1800s Vienna, Nicolo (played by real violin prodigy David Garrett) signs his soul away to Urbani (Jared Harris), a fast-talking promoter who turns him into a celebrity across Europe. In London, musician Watson (Christian McKay) wants Nicolo to play the Royal Opera House and restore the local fortunes, so hawks his home to bring him over. When he finally arrives, the streets are full of screaming fans, clamouring tabloid hacks (including Joely Richardson) and women protesting Nicolo's notorious womanising and devil worship. But Watson, his mistress Elizabeth (Veronica Ferres) and daughter Charlotte (Andrea Deck) try to sooth Nicolo's artistic temperament. Of course, Nicolo is immediately smitten by Charlotte.

The film has a refreshingly free-wheeling tone, with handheld camerawork, whizzy editing and a continual sense of the music, which is played at high-energy in a variety of colourful locations. Every scene is also layered with bawdy intrigue, as characters mistrust and/or lust after each other. The seasoned cast members have a great time with this. Harris is gleefully sinister with his towering hat and sinister accent. McKay is haplessly eager for his ship to come in far against the odds. And Richardson goes enjoyably broad as a journalist willing to do anything for a scoop.

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GQ Maenner des Jahres 2013

David Garrett - GQ Maenner des Jahres (Men of the year) 2013 at Komische Oper. - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 7th November 2013

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Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel - Show

David Garrett - German TV show 'Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel' at GETEC Arena / Boerdelandhalle. - Show - Magdeburg, Germany - Saturday 26th October 2013

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David Garrett and Carmen Nebel
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Elle's 4th Annual Women in Music Celebration

David Garrett - Elle's 4th Annual Women in Music Celebration at The Edison Ballroom - New York City, NY, United States - Thursday 11th April 2013

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Picture - German Classical & Rock virtuoso... Cote d'Azur, France, Sunday 25th September 2011

David Garrett Sunday 25th September 2011 German Classical & Rock virtuoso violinist David Garrett performing at a private function at Chateau Napoule. Cote d'Azur, France

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Picture - David Garrett Berlin, Germany, Saturday 15th March 2008

David Garrett Saturday 15th March 2008 ZDF TV show Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel at the Velodrom Berlin, Germany

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