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Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol - Violin I

Edited by Andrés Cárdenes


Title: Capriccio Espagnol
Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Instrument: Violin
Edited By: Andrés Cárdenes
Instrumentation: Orchestral
Pages: 9

The violin part for Capriccio Espagnol by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov has been edited by Andrés Cárdenes, former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Cárdenes' bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score.  Written in 1887, Capriccio Espagnol is based on Spanish folk melodies.  Rimsky-Korsakov originally intended to write the work for a solo violin with orchestra, but later decided that a purely orchestral work would do better justice to the lively melodies.  The piece is often lauded for its orchestration, which features a large percussion section and many special techniques and articulations, such as in the fourth movement when the violinists, violists, and cellists are asked to imitate guitars.


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