Capriccio for Violin and Piano, B81

Opus number

Burghauser catalogue number


Date of composition

June (?) 1878 (revision: 1892)

Premiere - date and place

(?) 22 May 1886, Plzeň

Premiere performer(s)

(?) Josef Bečvář, Jakub Tichý

First edition

Editio Supraphon, 1975, Praha

Main key

C major


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.