Capriccioso Thomas Simaku

Capriccioso cover
8 mins

Solos, Duos & Trios Solos •• Solo violin

1 Violin

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Score ISMN 57036-639-2 £9.95

solo violin

Programme note

Written in 2014, this work focuses exclusively on a single note - the drone?

This particular sonority is ubiquitously present throughout the piece; the music begins and ends with it, and its echo is felt even when the actual sound is not heard! But it is always there in the background and it serves as a nucleus with a gravitational sonic power, around which the identity of the music is displayed.

The title alludes to the genre of capriccio, in terms of both its free formal design and the overall character of the music, which invariably consists of rhythmic gestures with a high degree of virtuosity. And who better than its dedicatee, with whom I have collaborated for a number of years now, could give all these and much more! © Thomas Simaku

Peter Sheppard Skaerved, King’s Place, London, 26th November 2014
  • 9 Jun 2015 | 6:00pm |

    National Centre for Early Music, York


    Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)

  • 29 Mar 2015 | 8:30pm |

    The Shoe Factory, Nicosia


    Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)

  • 26 Nov 2014 |

    Albanian Embassy, London


    Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)