Jerome Mouffe - Capriccio (CD)
Release Date: 02/17/14
Classical Guitar Masterpieces of Niccolo Paganini, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Giulio Regondi, & Luigi Legnani.
A capriccio - or caprice - was not always a form centred on virtuosity alone. If virtuosity of such masterpieces as the Paganini Capricci is very precisely notated nonetheless in this time a 1Ccapriccio 1D was still wedded to a long tradition of pure improvisation. If faithfulness to the received musical urtext increased in the twentieth century, today, in the twenty-first, young players are again resurrecting once forgotten traditions of spontaneity in performance. Thus the present recording is an homage to the early nineteenth century Romantic tradition and recalls that the performer was also expected to share in creativity the final musical result. Cadenzas, ornamented repeats, and a general interpretation of freedom seem to me to be forgotten charms inherent to this music and too often overlooked. Paradoxically, a freer interpretation may yield results closer to the composer likely intentions than a more literal reading or more staid understanding of the word 'virtuosity'. It is certainly more fun for the performer and - I hope - for the listener as well. Track Listing: 1. 24 Caprices for Solo Violin in A Major, Op. 1: Caprice No. 5 (2:52) 2. 24 Caprices for Solo Violin in C Major, Op. 1: Caprice No. 11 (4:49) 3. 24 Caprices for Solo Violin in E Flat Major, Op. 1: Caprice No. (3:53) 4. Capriccio Diabolico, Op. 85 Omaggio a Paganini (10:47) 5. Introduction et Caprice, Op. 23 (9:49) 6. Fantasia, Op. 19 (7:42) 7. Reverie, Op. 19 (9:52) 8. 36 Caprices, Op. 20: XV. Presto (1:17) 9. 36 Caprices, Op. 20: XXII. Adagio (2:58) 10. 36 Caprices, Op. 20: VII. Prestissimo (1:21)
|Label: Vgo Recordings|
|Run Time: 40 mins|