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capriccio for violin and piano

OPUS NUMBER -
BURGHAUSER CATALOGUE NUMBER 81
COMPOSED June (?) 1878 (revision: 1892)
PREMIERE - DATE AND PLACE (?) 22 May 1886, Plzen
PREMIERE - PERFORMER(S) (?) Josef Becvar, Jakub Tichy
FIRST EDITION Editio Supraphon, 1975, Praha
MAIN KEY
C major
DURATION approx. 10 min.


Capriccio is a short work which, due to the unwarranted uniformity of its ideas, is not one of the composer’s strongest works. While set within a rondo framework, it is more akin to a piece of loose improvisation. As an occasional work it practically never appears in the repertoire.