24 Caprices for Violin (Rode)

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The 24 Caprices for Violin, composed in the early nineteenth century[1] by Pierre Rode, are a series of 24 caprices for solo violin. They cycle through the circle of fifths, presenting each major key and then its relative minor.[2]

Violinists often use these caprices in training to develop technique.[1]

Caprices[edit]

Caprice No. 1 in C major[edit]

  1. Cantabile, 3/4
  2. Moderato, 12/8

Caprice No. 2 in A minor[edit]

  1. Allegretto, 6/8

Caprice No. 3 in G major[edit]

  1. Comodo, 3/4

Caprice No. 4 in E minor[edit]

  1. Siciliano, 6/8
  2. Allegro, common time

Caprice No. 5 in D major[edit]

  1. Moderato, common time

Caprice No. 6 in B minor[edit]

  1. Adagio, 3/4
  2. Moderato, cut time

Caprice No. 7 in A major[edit]

  1. Moderato, common time

Caprice No. 8 in F-sharp minor[edit]

  1. Moderato assai, 12/8

Caprice No. 9 in E major[edit]

  1. Adagio, 3/4
  2. Allegretto, 12/16

Caprice No. 10 in C-sharp minor[edit]

  1. Allegretto, 3/8

Caprice No. 11 in B major[edit]

  1. Allegro brillante, common time

Caprice No. 12 in G-sharp minor[edit]

  1. Comodo, 3/4

Caprice No. 13 in G-flat major[edit]

  1. Grazioso, common time

Caprice No. 14 in E-flat minor[edit]

  1. Adagio con espressione, common time
  2. Appassionato, 3/4

Caprice No. 15 in D-flat major[edit]

  1. Vivace assai, 3/8

Caprice No. 16 in B-flat minor[edit]

  1. Andante, 2/4

In the middle of this caprice, the key changes to B-flat major, briefly back to B-flat minor, and then ends in B-flat major.

Caprice No. 17 in A-flat major[edit]

  1. Vivacissimo, 2/4

Caprice No. 18 in F minor[edit]

  1. Presto, 3/8

Caprice No. 19 in E-flat major[edit]

  1. Arioso, 3/4
  2. Allegretto, 6/8

Caprice No. 20 in C minor[edit]

  1. Grave e sostenuto, common time

Caprice No. 21 in B-flat major[edit]

  1. Tempo giusto, 3/4

Caprice No. 22 in G minor[edit]

  1. Presto, 3/8

Caprice No. 23 in F major[edit]

  1. Moderato, common time

Caprice No. 24 in D minor[edit]

  1. Introduzione, 3/4
  2. Agitato con fuoco, 2/4

This caprice ends in D major.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Strauss, Axel. "Violin Music: The Musicality of Rode's Caprices." Strings Aug. 2010: n. pag. All Things Strings. Strings. Web. 1 Aug. 2014.
  2. ^ 24 Rode Caprices