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Capriccio

Composer: Niels Wilhelm Gade

Instrument: Flute and Piano

Level: Advanced

Published: 2018

Price: €20.00


Item details

  • Description +
    • Duration: 8 min.
      Adapted and edited by András Adorján

      Performing artists:
      András Adorján, flute
      Tove Lønskov, piano
      from CD „Capriccio danois“, AJPR / Premiers Horizons – CD ref. 070.170

      The present Capriccio DF 104 was written for violin and piano in 1878 to be performed in Dresden at the celebrations of the silver wedding ceremonies of Albert, King of Saxony and his Swedish born wife Queen Carola. Although it was asked to be written for violin and orchestra, Gade didn’t orchestrate the piece himself and the published instrumentation is by Carl Reinecke. As this remarkable Capriccio has been largely unnoticed by violinists and remained almost unknown, and the solo part with minor modifications is well playable on the flute, this adaptation gives flutists the possibility to add a challenging new romantic piece to their repertoire.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Flute and Piano

  • About the composer +
    • Niels Wilhelm Gade (22 February 1817 – 21 December 1890) was a Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher. He is considered the most important Danish musician of his day.

  • Credits +
    • Cordial thanks to Tove Lønskov, Finn Egeland Hansen, Inger Sørensen and Anne Ørbæk Jensen for their generous help in preparing this edition; as well as to the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden for the reproduction permit of the medal on the cover.