Piano, 4 hands
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Arranged by Giuseppe Frugatta. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Capriccio Sinfonico. Vocal score. SC 55. 32 pages. Duration 16 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1620503).
Item Number: CA.1620503
ISBN M-007-09236-8. Language: all languages.
With his Capriccio Sinfonico, SC 55, Giacomo Puccini completed his studies in 1883 at the Milan Conservatory. It is the most extensive of his three orchestral works and also his last. Apart from occasional smaller works, thereafter he dedicated himself only to opera. Nonetheless, the Capriccio Sinfonico plays an important role in Puccini's oeuvre, not only as a source of motives for the operas which followed (for example, the beginning of the fast middle section of Capriccio Sinfonico appears almost note-for-note as the instrumental beginning of La Boheme), but also due to the fact that it is his first extensive composition which displays that very specific "Puccini sound" in which he attempted to combine the tradition of Italian bel canto style with Wagner's treatment of motivic material and handling of the orchestra. This is the first critical edition of the work.