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Caprice Variations

By George Rochberg

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Solo violin - Advanced
Composed by George Rochberg. Published by Galaxy Music Corporation (EC.1.2501).

Item Number: EC.1.2501

ISBN 600313125010.

George Rochberg's brilliant and virtuoso album is a modern masterpiece in the unaccompanied violin repertoire. Composed in 1970, this work is comprised of fifty-one character variations--as compositionally expansive and technically varied as Chopin's Etudes or Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier --drawing on many music parodies and allusions, and culminating in the (almost) literal statement of Paganini's famed Caprice No. 24 . Because of the composition's extended length, the composer has sanctioned the thoughtful curtailment of some printed repeats and even the omission of certain variations in recital performance.

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