Thursday, January 31, 2013

Question from the Comments

In the comments to Erlkoening II, Zwölftöner asks:
On a related topic, I'd be interested to hear any thoughts on Ernst's Grand Caprice, which seems to me a hell of a risk without much musical payoff even when it does go vaguely right. It flares up as an encore from time to time and I wonder if anyone here has had a positive experience and if so, with which violinists. 
I don't know this piece. Anyone have thoughts?

1 comment:

Zwölftöner said...

Maybe it's not such the popular encore I imagined it to be... But I have heard it live a number of times. Of the Youtube versions this Hahn take isn't at all bad.