Campagnoli, Bartolomeo – 41 Caprices Op 22 for Viola – Arranged by Bartolomeo Campagnoli – 7 Divertimenti, Op 18 – Violin – edited by Enrico Polo – Ricordi. Campagnoli, Bartolomeo – 41 Caprices Op 22 for Viola – Arranged by $ Fuchs, Lillian – 16 Fantasy Etudes – Viola solo – International Edition | The very first chord in particular, with the extended fourth finger, is just barely playable for me on a inch viola. However, after clearing the hurdles, I’ve.

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Here’s a link to the first publication of the Campagnoli Capricesand one to the publication of the Kreutzer Caprices. I found it most helpful to emphasize the bottom note of each chord, to keep the line going and also to keep my bow and left hand on the from getting distracted by other technical complications. In he studied further in Venice and Paduawhere Campagnli still lived.

Notice how they even break apart into a dialogue at m. They are so musical, and to me, much less dry than the Kreutzer.

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I began my professional musical life as a flutist, and spent a lot of quality time as a baroque flutist, but I no longer have my baroque flute.

Therefore, most of viooa caprice stays in first position. But I had to look forward to passages like mm. It doesn’t invite the kind of subtle music-making that many of the others do, however, it is not purely a technical exercise either. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume.


With further study, I realized this was the wrong approach: Retrieved from ” https: I had fun working on number 15 – it’s a caprice campqgnoli tends to play itself.

At the beginning, each measure has a period at the end: So my son just finished up the 5th Campagnoli caprice, and I could never figure out why it sounded so relatively Bach-like. The latter passage was especially challenging for the stratified voicing. They weren’t really known until campagnolu, when Ferdinand David made his edition; and even then they were not well known until they were performed by the famous Joseph Joachim.

The very first chord in particular, with the extended campxgnoli finger, is just barely playable for me on a You can see how this works for me in the video. Even though they were published in Bonn inonly a few violinists knew about Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas. This makes me wonder if it it was Campagnoli and violz Kreutzer or David who was the 19th-century’s first window to the solo violin music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Caprices (41) Op. 22 viola

I observed many posts ago that many of these caprices …. Now my modern flute spends most of its time tucked away in a drawer, while my violin, viola, and my viola d’amore are often tucked under my chin. In he went to Rome and played in the orchestra of the Teatro Argentina.

Jumping back and forth between the G and A string, or the C and D string, requires a quick and adept adjustment in arm weight to make the string speak properly. Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. And a big thanks to my new recording engineer, Stuart Breczinski, for signing on to this project.


One of my listeners recently mentioned that this caprice reminded them of an aria from Verdi’s Don Carlos. There is no doubt in my mind that he pilfered passages here and there. I devoted a lot of time to backwards practice here! The voices are distinct enough that they could function on their own. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Ironically, staying violq first position makes intonation more difficult. I want to take a moment here to thank Riverside Church for providing the inspiring space. The top line should always be held while the bottom one undulates: He wrote in his diary, “His method, it is true, is of the old school; but his play is pure and finished.

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In Florence he also played in the orchestra of the Teatro della Pergola. So back to cam;agnoli caprice: So, in order to play this successfully, your left arm will have to swivel slightly, back and forth to guide the LH adjustment.

As with many of Campagnoli’s caprices, you cannot find even one dynamic marking: As I work through these caprices, I find that even in the simpler ones, Campagnoli usually manages to throw in some monkey wrench just for the ….

Measures are a perfect example: During Campagnoli’s time in Leipzig, the violinist and composer Louis Spohrvisiting the city where he was to give a concert, heard Campagnoli play a violin concerto by Rodolphe Kreutzer.

Bartolomeo was born in Centowhere his father was a trader.