Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24 (complete)
James Ehnes (Violin)
James Ehnes revisits the most demanding work in the violin repertoire, and delivers an astonishing new interpretation, focusing on the lyrical rather than the pyrotechnics in the 24 Caprices — though there is ample virtuosity on display here. There works have never been exceeded in the challenges they present for the performer and as such are the ultimate studies for solo violin. This Onyx release has been selected as the CD of the month in the January issue of Gramophone.
Insightful booklet essay by Ehnes on the composer and the music.