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The Italian word "capriccio" means a Caprice, a whim. In music it is or its derivatives occur quite frequently: the so-called play-free by construction, capricious, changeable nature. Such, for example, Italian Capriccio Tchaikovsky, written under the impression of his trip to Italy.

Tchaikovsky. "Italian Capriccio, op. 45
Takes the Academic Symphony orchestra of the USSR, conductor Evgeny Svetlanov

In this orchestra Capriccio used a variety of folk tunes and rhythms, which creates a colorful picture of a cheerful Italian carnival.

Sometimes not Italian, and French form of this term - Caprice (caprice). Widely known violin caprices Paganini's virtuosic, whimsical pieces. Could you hear the Waltz-Caprice Rubinstein, written for piano, but often sounding in the orchestral version.

A. Rubinstein. "Valse-Caprice"
Takes the Academic Symphony orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic society

Music dictionary in stories
Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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