Niccolo Paganini, the world's greatest violin virtuoso died in Nice, France in May 27, 1840.

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Paganini also composed 6 violin concertos, sonatas for violin, sonatas for violin and guitar, and the famous "La Streghe" ("Witches' Dance").

By 13 years old, Paganini had become an accomplished violin virtuoso and only needed to learn composition.

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He died in 1840 from cancer of the larynx, having all but ended his concert career in 1834.
Paganini's impact on nineteenth century music cannot be overestimated: he set an entirely new standard of technical virtuosity; he was among the first musicians to champion the music of Berlioz (having commissioned, but never performed, Harold in Italy); and the inspirational effect that his works would have on the young Franz Liszt -- who set out to duplicate Paganini's achievements on the piano -- would alter both the course of music and the life of the young Liszt forever.

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Paganini's own compositions, including an unidentified number of violin concertos (some six are extant) and numerous chamber works, have more or less been abandoned.