Capriccio Espagnol – N. Rimsky-Korsakov

Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34, is the common Western title for an orchestral work based on Spanish folk melodies and written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1887.

Rimsky-Korsakov originally intended to write the work for a solo violin with orchestra, but later decided that a purely orchestral work would do better justice to the lively melodies. 

This transcription respects the original tone-colour of the piece.

Recording: (live) by Unión Musical de Valladares (E) – conducted by Juan Lois Diéguez. 

(The violin solo is an interpretative addition of these performers.) 

Publisher: → Baton Music