PIERRE RODE (1774-1830): 24 Caprices for Solo Violin.
Catalogue Number: 01L032
Description: Published around 1815, Rode's Caprices had the misfortune to be overshadowed in terms of technical prowess by Paganini's famous set of just five years later. Nevertheless, as a founder of the French violin school and an important performer and teacher, Rode's set still needs to be heard; all of these pieces are both works of art suitable for concert performance as well as providing technical challenges to the skills of the performer. Axel Strauss (violin).