Caprice Brillant

Camille Saint-Saens

Performing Ensemble: Violin with Piano
Instrumentation: Violin, Piano
Item Number: RE00099
Publisher: Ries & Erler Musikverlag
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Written while studying at the Paris Conservatory for his friend, Spanish violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate, this piece illustrates Saint-Saens' very personal relationship with the violin. The work is a true duo, where the piano is an equal partner to the violinist. The piece showcases both Saint-Saens' remarkable command of the keyboard as well as the Spanish character of the main theme, a personal tribute to Sarasate. The Caprice brilliant later was transformed into the third movement of Saint Saens' Third Violin Concerto also written for Sarasate. An excellent piece for a piano and violin virtuoso team!


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