HENRYK WIENIAWSKI (1835-1880): L'école moderne Études-Caprices, Op. 10, Études-Caprices, Op. 18 for 2 Violins.
Catalogue Number: 06J049
Label: Acte Préalable
Description: The earlier of these sets (1854 and dedicated to Ferdinand David) combines virtuoso demands with assured artistic quality and, unlike, say, Paganini, each has a descriptive title: Le Staccato, Alla Saltarella, Le Chant du Bivouac and so on. The later set is from 1863, contains only tempo indications and uses a second violin which, in four etudes, has plenty to do while being, oddly, almost unnecessary in the others. Justyna Jara (violin), Wojciech Koprowski (violin, Op. 18).