Event 

Title:
DAVID ISRAEL CAPILLA- VIOLIN & CARIDAD GALINDO- PIANO ‘VIOLIN SHOWPIECES’
When:
20.02.2018  at  20.00 h
Style:
Classical, Violin
Price:
12.5€ (reduced 7€ students and jobless)
Reservation:
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DAVID ISRAEL CAPILLA- VIOLIN & CARIDAD GALINDO- PIANO ‘VIOLIN SHOWPIECES’

Description

VIOLIN SHOW PIECES


The Violin Show pieces are considered the territory of the violin virtuoso. This repertoire is not for the faint of heart! Much of this music, in fact pretty much all of it was written by violinists in need of beefing recital programs and enticing audiences to marvel at their abilities. Back in the old days  if you wanted to be a successful touring virtuoso you could't just play music that already existed. Instead, it was in your best interests to compose your own music, create your own image and sound and showcase your strengths and abilities.

A Caprice or Concert Etude is defined as a particularly brilliant instrumental composition evolved from a single technical motive. This technical motive could be something for the left hand like fingered octaves, 10ths, lift hand pizzicato, chords, the use of extremely high positions, dramatic leaps etc. OR they could be for the bow and right hand. Sometimes, in the really high level repertoire they deal with a specific combination of left and right hand technical wizardry.

A show piece was often a character piece, a brief composition based on a well known theme, song or a transcription of a piece not originally composed for the violin.

Centuries ago violinists didn't perform Brahms, Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Vivaldi etc. the way we do now. Entire recitals were not filled with the music of others or music from the past. Violinists wrote music for specific reasons - to teach, to showcase, to self promote, to astonish, and to capture the full potential of the instrument.

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