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24 Caprices for Solo Violin (Paganini)
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The 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 was written by
Niccolò Paganini between 1802 and 1817 and published in
1819.[1] They are also designated as M.S. 25 in Maria Rosa
Moretti and Anna Sorrento's Catalogo tematico delle musiche
di Niccolò Paganini, which was published in 1982. The
caprices have an étude-esque structure, with each caprice
studying individual skills (double stopped trills, extremely
fast switching of positions and strings, etc.)

History
Paganini began composing the caprices after completing his
study in Parma with Pietro Locatelli.[2]

Edition Peters first published them in 1819; Ricordi later
published another edition in 1821. When Paganini released
Niccolò Paganini
his caprices, he dedicated them "to the Artists" rather than to
a specific person.

The twenty-four caprices Contents
Caprice No. 1 in E major: Andante 1 History
Caprice No. 2 in B minor: Moderato 2 The twenty-four caprices
Caprice No. 3 in E minor: Sostenuto – Presto 3 Forms of the Caprices
Caprice No. 4 in C minor: Maestoso 3.1 Caprice No. 1
Caprice No. 5 in A minor: Agitato 3.2 Caprice No. 2
Caprice No. 6 in G minor: Lento 3.3 Caprice No. 3
Caprice No. 7 in A minor: Posato 3.4 Caprice No. 4
Caprice No. 8 in E-flat major: Maestoso 3.5 Caprice No. 5
Caprice No. 9 in E major: Allegretto 3.6 Caprice No. 6
Caprice No. 10 in G minor: Vivace 3.7 Caprice No. 7
Caprice No. 11 in C major: Andante – Presto 3.8 Caprice No. 8
Caprice No. 12 in A-flat major: Allegro 3.9 Caprice No. 9
Caprice No. 13 in B-flat major: Allegro 3.10 Caprice No. 10
Caprice No. 14 in E-flat major: Moderato 3.11 Caprice No. 11
Caprice No. 15 in E minor: Posato 3.12 Caprice No. 12
Caprice No. 16 in G minor: Presto 3.13 Caprice No. 13
Caprice No. 17 in E-flat major: Sostenuto – Andante 3.14 Caprice No. 14
Caprice No. 18 in C major: Corrente: Allegro 3.15 Caprice No. 15
Caprice No. 19 in E-flat major: Lento – Allegro Assai 3.16 Caprice No. 16
Caprice No. 20 in D major: Allegretto
Caprice No. 21 in A major: Amoroso: Presto

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22 Caprice No. It begins with a section of ascending arpeggios followed by descending scales.Wikipedia. 3 Caprice No. the free e. featuring many long slurred scales and arpeggios. 1 3. this composition matches chordal 4 References playing with ricochet across all 4 strings.. 9 2 of 4 10/6/10 11:39 AM . 8 Caprice No. Caprice No.wikipedia. 21 3.23 Caprice No.24 Caprice No. Caprice No. http://en. 22 3.. 5 (Paganini) This caprice focuses on fast ricochet bowings. 4 Caprice No. 17 Caprice No. 18 Quasi Presto 3.19 Caprice No. Caprice No. Caprice No. 20 Forms of the Caprices 3..17 Caprice No. 7 This caprice focuses on slurred staccato passages. 6 The sixth caprice exploits the use of left-hand tremolo on the violin by quickly alternating between different notes in the chord in one of the voices.org/wiki/24_Caprices_for_Solo_Violin_(. Caprice No. 3 is a slurred legato exercise with octave trills in the introduction and conclusion.24 Caprices for Solo Violin (Paganini) . 2 The second caprice in B minor focuses on detache with many string crossings across non-adjacent strings. 5 Main article: Caprice No. Caprice No. 19 3.. 23 in E-flat major: Posato 3. Caprice No. A melody is played in one line with a tremolo occurring on another.21 Caprice No. where descending scales in thirds are introduced. Caprice No. The piece opens in 5 Sources E Major and then quickly transitions into an E minor development section.18 Caprice No. 22 in F major: Marcato Caprice No. 4 is an exercise featuring passages with many multiple stops.20 Caprice No. 24 in A minor: Tema con Variazioni: 3. 24 Nicknamed "L'Arpeggio". 23 Caprice No.

.Wikipedia. 16 (Paganini) Caprice No. 15 Caprice No. the piece imitates brass fanfares. 14 The 14th caprice displays the violin's ability to voice chords. Caprice No.. It contains many triple and quadruple stops. 10 This caprice is primarily a study in up-bow staccato. the free e...org/wiki/24_Caprices_for_Solo_Violin_(. the violin's A and E strings imitate the flutes ("Sulla tastiera imitando il Flauto"). with ricochet occurring in the middle section. This is followed by a rapid sixteenth note passage with trills and flying staccato. http://en. 13 Main article: Caprice No. Caprice No. while the G & D strings imitate the horns ("imitando il Corno sulla D e G corda"). Caprice No.24 Caprices for Solo Violin (Paganini) . 11 Caprice No. 19 Caprice No. Stylistically. The middle section is famous for the incredibly difficult octave passage. This is followed by a rapid display of scales in thirds. 18 The introduction to Caprice 18 demonstrates playing on the G string in very high positions. Nicknamed "La Chasse" or "The Hunt". backdropping a lyrical melody on the A and E strings. 20 Caprice 20 is famous for the use of the D string as a drone. 12 This caprice consists of a slurred pattern of a melody on an upper string alternating with a drone note on a bottom string. Primarily a study in double stops. Caprice No. trills and distant string crossings. 13 (Paganini) Caprice No. Caprice No. 3 of 4 10/6/10 11:39 AM . Caprice No. forcing the violinist to stretch great distances while keeping a finger on the drone string.wikipedia. with staccato notes punctuated by chords. 16 Main article: Caprice No. 17 The "A" section contains numerous thirty-second note runs on the A and E strings that converse back and forth with double stops on the lower two strings.

the free e. Caprice No. double and triple stops. 2. 23 begins with a melody in octaves in E-flat. ^ Stratton... 4 of 4 10/6/10 11:39 AM .. Shore & Co.24 Caprices for Solo Violin (Paganini) .1_(Paganini. This is followed by a section of rapid up-bow staccato. This caprice uses a wide range of advanced techniques such as horrendously fast scales and arpeggios. ISBN 0-55-980636-1. 24 (Paganini) The theme from Caprice No. p.org/wiki/24_Caprices_for_Solo_Violin_(.wikipedia. 21 Caprice 21 begins with a very expressive. E. See Terms of Use for details._Niccolò): Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project. and has been used as the basis for many pieces by a wide variety of composers. contrasting section is a formidable exercise in string crossings: it requires the violinist to play patterns of 3 sixteenth notes on the G string and then cross quickly to play one on the E string. aria-like melody played in double-stopped sixths.. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. and strings crossings. and then back to the G string. a non-profit organization. left hand pizzicato. 22 Caprice No. 23 Caprice No. 24_Caprices_for_Solo_Violin. rapid shifting.org/wiki/24_Caprices_for_Solo_Violin_(Paganini)" Categories: Compositions by Niccolò Paganini | Solo violin pieces This page was last modified on 26 August 2010 at 03:43.wikipedia.. Caprice No. Inc. ^ Urtext edition of the caprices is published by Peters. 12 Sources Stratton. Caprice No. 24 Main article: Caprice No. all at a quick tempo. parallel octaves and tenths. 24 is well known. The middle. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation. Nicolo Paganini: his life and work. http://en.Wikipedia.._Op. additional terms may apply. References 1. Stephen (1907). Retrieved from "http://en.