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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1838, Sunday, June 26, 1831

[Paganini Concert]

Signor Paganini gave his fifth concert on Wednesday evening at the King's Theatre, to a crowded and fashionable audience, whom, as on former occasions, he delighted and astonished. The exquisite feeling which he displayed in his variations on Haydn's "God preserve the Emperor," drew down the most enthusiastic applause. His last piece, "Variations on the Country Dance delle Streghe," composed by himself, excited more surprise, if possible, than any previous effort from this "eminent hand." The stories, which have been circulated concerning the avarice of this distinguished man, are all as false as the most mendacious slanderers could desire.