The Red Violin Caprices by : John Corigliano
The Red Violin Caprices (duration: ca. 10 min.) are derived from John Corigliano's music for The Red Violin; which received the 1999 Academy Award for Best Original Score. The Caprices were composed especially for Joshua Bell.
“These Caprices; composed in conjunction with the score for François Girard's film The Red Violin; take a spacious; troubadour-inspired theme and vary it both linearly and stylistically. These variations intentionally evoke Baroque; Gypsy; and arch-Romantic idioms as they examine the same materials (a dark; seven-chord chaconne as well as that principal theme) from differing aural viewpoints. The Caprices were created and ordered to reflect the structure of the film; in which Bussotti; a fictional 18th-century violin maker; crafts his greatest violin for his soon-to-be-born son. When tragedy claims wife and child; the grief-stricken Bussotti; in a gesture both ardent and macabre; infuses the blood of his beloved into the varnish of the instrument. Their fates thus joined; the violin travels across three centuries through Vienna; London; Shanghai and Montreal; passing through the hands of a doomed child prodigy; a flamboyant virtuoso; a haunted Maoist commissar; and at last a willful Canadian expert; whose own plans for the violin finally complete the circle of parent and child united in art.”
– John Corigliano
|Publisher||G. Schirmer; Inc.|
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.061 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.19 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL50483486|
|UPC Code||73999834864 |
| ISBN ||634001841|
| EAN ||9780634001840|
| 1st Publication Date||07/2001|
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