Together with Pierre Baillot and Rodolphe Kreutzer, Pierre Rode founded the important Franco-Belgian violin school at the end of the eighteenth century. Celebrated throughout Europe, this violinist gives impressive testament to his technique with his “24 Caprices en Forme d’Études” in all keys. While concentrating completely on studying technical phenomena, he created valuable compositions that recall Paganini’s pieces of the same name. To this day, the “Caprices” are a milestone in every violinist’s education (conservatory level). For the first time, G. Henle Publishers’ Urtext edition clarifies in detail the matter of the source situation (first edition and revised edition) and offers the musical text in the “definitive version” with all historical notations. As a Rode specialist of the first order, violinist Friedemann Eichhorn assisted with the preparation of this edition and contributed fingering and bowing suggestions ideal for contemporary violin instruction.
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Together with his teacher Giovanni Battista Viotti, violin virtuoso and composer Pierre Rode (1774 – 1830) is regarded as the most important representative of the “French Violin School” that emerged at the Paris Conservatoire from the 1780s and was thereafter to influence generations of instrumentalists. In 1792, at the age of 18, Rode celebrated his breakthrough as a … more
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