Lucien Capet

Lucien Capet Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    8th January 1873
  • Died
    18th December 1928
  • Birthplace
    Paris, France

Lucien Louis Capet was a French violinist, pedagogue and composer. Capet wrote a book on "Superior Bowing Technique" which is an essential treatise on all aspects of bowing technique for the violin; reprints are available (including translations into English by Margaret Schmidt and Stephen Shipps). Capet also worked closely with bowmaker Joseph Arthur Vigneron to develop a Lucien Capet model bow (modele Lucien Capet was often stamped on such bows). Vigneron's concept /design for these bows was a sort of rounded triangular cross section which added stability to the bow (lower centre of gravity).

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Aria, Op.5 Aria / Arietta Chamber group
La technique supérieure de l'archet Books Violin
Violin Sonata No.1, Op.7 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano