Since their publication in 1817 the 24 Caprices have remained the defining milestone of violin technique.
In addition this is the first time that the 24 "Contradanze Inglesi" for solo violin have been published.
These simple pieces are each 16 bars long and exploit various techniques, thus providing a wonderful addition to the solo violin repertoire.
A historical introduction in English and German discusses the genesis of the works and traces their influence on violin virtuosos.
A source description and critical commentary round off this unique edition.