Capriccioso Thomas Simaku

Capriccioso cover
Duration
8 mins
Composed
2015
Published
2015
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Solos •• Solo violin

Instrumentation
1 Violin

Purchasing options

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

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

    National Centre for Early Music, York

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    Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)

  • 29 Mar 2015 | 8:30pm |

    The Shoe Factory, Nicosia

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    Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)

  • 26 Nov 2014 |

    Albanian Embassy, London

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    Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)