Creative Commons Attribution 4. Work Title Spanish Capriccio Alt ernative. Plate 98 Piano 4 hands arr.
Dedication Artists of the Imperial Opera in St. Petersburg Average Duration Avg. Duration 16 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. Retrieved from " http: The work is laid out in five brief sections, which fall into two larger divisions.
The first of these larger divisions comprises a vigorous Alborada for full orchestra, a set of five Variations on a theme announced by the horns, and a repetition of the Alborada with certain changes--and, one might say, exchanges--in the instrumentation. A clarinet solo from the first section is assigned now to the violin, a violin cadenza given now to the clarinet, etc.
The second major division is a two-part finale whose first section, the Scene and Gypsy Song , is a sequence of five cadenzas to balance the five variations heard earlier for various solo instruments or small groups, capped by the impassioned and soaring Gypsy song in the strings.
This is broken off by the assertive arrival of the Fandango of the Asturias , in which themes from the preceding sections are recalled along the way to the tumultuous conclusion. Tchaikovsky, who saw the score before the work's premiere, ended a letter to Rimsky with the declaration "that your?
Spanish Capriccio' is a colossal masterpiece of instrumentation, and you may regard yourself as the greatest master of the present day.
The musicians in the orchestra were no less enthusiastic, interrupting rehearsals frequently to applaud the composer-conductor. At the premiere itself the audience demanded a full repetition as soon as the first performance ended. When the score was published, Rimsky saw to it that the dedication was not merely to the orchestra as a collective body, but to every one of the musicians, whom he named individually.
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