Caprice

The word caprice (or the Italian capriccioso) has meant many things to many composers throughout history. (You might say we’re capricious about caprices.)

Some assert, through their music, that a caprice must be humorous, light-hearted; others say it must be whimsical and improvisatory, or dazzlingly virtuosic.

In this brief duet I offer my personal definition of a caprice.

Details

  • For violin & cello
  • Category: Chamber Music
  • Year Composed: 2020
  • Duration: 4'
  • Orchestration: vln. & vlc.
  • View Score ›

Performances

  • 12 DEC 2020
  • Caprice
  • UCLA (livestream)
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Lavinia Chen, violin; Christopher Ye, cello
  • 10 NOV 2020
  • Caprice - Premiere
  • UCLA (livestream)
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Lavinia Chen, violin; Christopher Ye, cello