Capriccio diabolico

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Capriccio diabolico

Op. 85 • “Homage to Paganini”

About this work...

A few years before leaving Italy in 1938 in the face of rising anti-Semitism, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco had written this charming ten-minute piece, ostensibly as a tribute to Paganini. Having composed it for the guitar virtuoso Andrés Segovia, he consciously attempted to draw a parallel between himself and Paganini. Wi... read more