Gade Niels Wilhelm - Capriccio for flute and piano

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The present Capriccio DF 104 was written for violin and piano in 1878 to be performed in Dresden at the celebrations of the silver wedding ceremonies of Albert, King of Saxony and his Swedish born wife Queen Carola. Although it was asked to be written for violin and orchestra, Gade didn’t orchestrate the piece himself and the published instrumentation is by Carl Reinecke. As this remarkable Capriccio has been largely unnoticed by violinists and remained almost unknown, and the solo part with minor modifications is well playable on the flute, this adaptation gives flutists the possibility to add a challenging new romantic piece to their repertoire.

Duration: 8 min.

Published: 2018

Adapted and edited by András Adorján



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