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Capriccio, Op.54

Category Orchestral > Other Orchestral Works
Composed 1991
Duration (approx) 20 minutes

2 French horns, 12-15 strings ( or or

Recording(s) Dennis Brain - A Celebration
Publisher Faber Music

Philharmonia Orchestra with funds from the Arts Council of Great Britain

First performance 20 May 1991
Venue Wigmore Hall, London
Orchestra / Ensemble Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor Norman del Mar
Review Meirion Bowen, The Guardian, 21 May 1991

…offered a wealth of opportunities for horn virtuosity… no less rich in detail was its writing for divided strings, whose continual changes of focus captivated the listeners’ attention. The piece as a whole invoked Brain’s spontaneity and bubbling enthusiasm in a kind of Straussian serenade-like idiom which the still lamented hero of the horn would have relished.