G. Henle Verlag

HN1238

Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28

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    • Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
    • Editor: Peter Jost
    • Fingering: Augustin Hadelich
    • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, Violin
    • Originally for: Violin, Orchestra
    • ISMN: 979-020181238-0
    • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    • Pages: 39
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    This highly virtuosic concert piece, composed in 1863, is one of the works that Saint-Saëns wrote especially for his friend Pablo de Sarasate. The great violin virtuosos of the 19th century delighted their audiences with it – first the dedicatee himself, then later, most notably, Eugène Ysaÿe. "It's a kind of fantasy waltz in the Spanish manner, enchanting in its effect", wrote a music critic back in 1876. Today, this work is in the repertoire of all the great violinists.