PIETRO LOCATELLI (1695-1764): 24 Capricci for Solo Violin, Capriccio from Concerto in A, Capriccio “Prova dell’intonazione” from Sonata, Op. 6/12.
Catalogue Number: 03R020
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: These pieces originally belonged to Locatelli's big L'arte del violino but, after the composer's death, took on a life of their own. Their varied bowing techniques (detached, staccato, spiccato, mixed, slurred staccato, etc.) and fiendish left-hand difficulties have assured them a place among worshippers of virtuosity. 2 CDs. Igor Ruhadze (violin).