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About 'caprice no.24 (opus 1)'
Paganini, Niccolò (biography)
1782 , Genoa
1840 , Nice
Probably the greatest violin virtusoso of all time, he write numerous fienishly difficult studiues for the instrument, many of which including ground-breaking new techniques of playing.
Paganini's first major composition, written in 1805, were the 24 Caprices for solo violin are generally regarded as the finest music Paganini ever wrote. Many considered them too difficult to play - until Paganini himself proved them wrong.