The Op. 18 ''Etudes-caprices'' for violin accompanied by secon violin were written in St Petersburg before 1863, as didactic material. Henryk Wieniawski taught violin in the city for twelwe years, initilly as court soloist to the Tsar and subsequently (from 1862) at the St Petersburg Conservatory.
In character, the Op. 18 Etiudes lie somewhere between purely didactic compositions and concert works. Whilst the chief purpose of this collection is the improvement of violin technique, its artistic qualities are indisputable.
They are written in such a way that they may be played without the second violin part. (from the Introduction)
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Wieniawski - Works
- ISMN M-2740-0264-0
- Language of edition: eng, pol
- Number of pages: 64
- Cover: softcover
- No. of edition: 1
- Published: 2007
solo part (instrumental) + accompaniment