Caprice Music Recordings

The term caprice (or capriccio) has been used somewhat inconsistently as a music form since the late 16th century. Whereas in the beginning it was used to design madrigals, its use during the romantic era (mainly by Paganini) gave it its current usage: a free-form piece of intense, virtuosic nature and usually a fast tempo.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
11 Caprices for Cello Joseph Dall'Abaco Cello Baroque
24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 Niccolò Paganini Violin Romantic
Capriccio Brillant, Op. 22 Felix Mendelssohn Piano and orchestra Romantic
Capriccio in B flat major, BWV 992 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Capriccio in E major, BWV 993 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Capriccio pastorale, F 2.35 Girolamo Frescobaldi Organ Baroque
Capriccios Johann Jacob Froberger Organ Baroque
Caprice humoristique, Op. 113 Cécile Chaminade Piano Romantic
Caprice no. 9 in D, from Op. 25 Carlo Alfredo Piatti Cello Romantic
Caprice sur des airs Danois et Russes, Op.79 Camille Saint-Saëns Chamber group Romantic
Capricio Sopra re fa mi sol Giovanni de Macque Harpsichord Renaissance
Fugues et Caprices François Roberday Organ Baroque
Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62 Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic