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The Red Violin Caprices : for Solo Violin (Violin) : # ED4095
The Red Violin Caprices : for Solo Violin (Violin) : # ED4095

The Red Violin Caprices : for Solo Violin (Violin) : # ED4095

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The Red Violin Caprices : for Solo Violin (Violin) By : John Corigliano : String Solo Series : Published by G. Schirmer; Inc. : # ED4095
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


PublisherG. Schirmer; Inc.
Length x Width x Height12 x 9 x 0.055   inches
Shipping Weight0.18 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL50483486
UPC Code73999834864
ISBN 634001841
EAN 9.78063E+12
Voicing DescriptionViolin
1st Publication Date07/2001

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