Sunday, November 18, 2007

Paganini was rumoured to have supernatural powers



The famous violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini was born under the sign of Scorpio in 1782, and rumored to have supernatural powers. Mystical lore and legend are closely associated with him. One famous story is that his mother, Teresa claimed to have a prophetic vision of him playing in a burning theater in the company of a horned guitarist. In other versions of the same story she witnessed an angelic annunciation, in a haze of light and incense telling her that he would be the world's greatest violinist. Paganini was known as a "fallen angel," "magician of the south and the "witch's brat." One would wonder who his publicist was. You listen and let me know if you believe that his music belongs to the "other world." Princess Haiku of course has heard him in person. Oh, the delights of being a ghost she exclaimed. "One gets to know everyone eventually."

6 comments:

mystic rose said...

interesting music, very unusual.. I hadnt even heard of him before this.

mystic rose said...

could his publicist have been his mother? just wondering.. :)

Princess Haiku said...

Now mystic rose, what would give you that idea. :)

Painterofblue said...

Interesting! There is a kindred story about Frank Lloyd Wright's mother and a dream. I wonder if this sort of thing requires a particularly talented child or is it a specially talented mother who can actually appreciate their child's innate abilities instead of sending them to business school to just be "safe"...

d. chedwick bryant said...

Dickens often had recurring dreams that later became a reality for him...

Princess Haiku said...

I have dreams like that too but less often in recent years. Some call it foretelling. Do you know of any of Dicken's premonitions in particular, Chedwick?

Blue- It usually takes sensitive parents or an encouraging environment to see a rare flower to its bloom. However, there are those wondrous wildflowers that grow up through cracks in sidewalks and walls.