A Violinist And The Devil

Niccolò Paganini is arguably the greatest violinist ever to live, but his reputation lives on as "the devil's violinist." Why? Many believed that only a pact with the devil could produce such violin skills, while others blamed the rumor on his "flaming eyes" and "thin lips that held a sardonic smile." Explore the story and learn more about Paganini in the following video. Then, learn more about violins.

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Written by Curiosity Staff March 9, 2017

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