Hyperion Records

Caprice
composer
1884; dedicated 'to my friend Sarasate'

Recordings
'Rare French works for violin and orchestra' (CDH55396)
Rare French works for violin and orchestra
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55396  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Movement 1: Andante
Movement 2: Allegro appassionato

Caprice
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Guiraud’s Caprice was written in 1884 and dedicated ‘to my friend Sarasate’. It was meant to follow in the footsteps of Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, or at least that must have been the idea. Unfortunately, even though Sarasate performed the work, and it was published soon after, Guiraud’s music, which was mostly operatic, fell slowly into oblivion after his death. The musical world was changing, and the Caprice failed to find its place in the repertoires of the next generation of violinists.

from notes by Philippe Graffin © 2002

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Details for CDH55396 track 6
Andante
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-29406
Duration
6'21
Recording date
1 June 2001
Recording venue
Ulster Hall, Belfast, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Rare French works for violin and orchestra (CDA67294)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: March 2002
    Deletion date: June 2009
    Superseded by CDH55396
  2. Rare French works for violin and orchestra (CDH55396)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: March 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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