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24 Capricci Op. 1

Violin Solo

By Nicolo Paganini

Strings Violin solo (Violin solo) - Henle Level 6-9
Violin Solo. Composed by Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840). Edited by Alberto Cantu. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. With marked and unmarked string parts. Fingering, bowing and annotations on interpretations by Renato de Barbieri. rec. FRSM since 2005: FRSM -- ABRSM 2018 remarks: recommended. Classical. Softcover. 164 pages. G. Henle #HN450. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480450).

Item Number: HL.51480450

ISBN 9790201804507. 9.25x12.25 inches.

In the era before Paganini, a brilliant solo cadenza in a sonata or concerto movement for violin was called a “capriccio”. Practice pieces for string instruments were also given this generic name. The merging of the concertante cadenza form with that of the technical etude was one of Nicolo Paganini's greatest creative achievements. With his op. 1 Capriccios Paganini opened up a new musical dimension the genre. They seem entirely on Paganini's autograph, since the first edition contains numerous errors and was probably not proofread by the composer. Renato De Barbieri's performance instructions in our version evolved during many years of concert experience and an in-depth study of the autograph. With this and the informative preface, the violinist is offered an edition that the work has long deserved.

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  • 5

    H. R. Tracy
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  • August 04, 2010 Clarity

    Nobody prints music like Henle and Bärenreiter -- flawlessly clear, legible music that is easy to read and apprehend at a glance. The music of Niccolò Paganini has enough challenges without adding the difficulty of reading cramped, indecipherable scores. This Henle edition is a lucid revelation, actually rendering the 24...

    Caprices into a form that is far easier to play. The editing is also excellent, although any violinist will inevitably be making some changes here and there. I am usually loathe to ask my students to spend more money than is needed, but this edition, in spite of the cost, is what I require for my students.

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