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Gwyn Pritchard: Capriccio Fluido
in 2010, Capriccio Fluido is dedicated to oboist Peter Veale and was inspired by
hearing him give a performance of another work of mine for solo oboe solo,
Capriccio Inquieto. That piece is
very demanding and I became interested in the idea of writing another, equally
demanding, piece which would contrast it, so that they could either be played
either as independent items or as a single work in two movements.
Although the piece uses only a limited number of extended oboe techniques
Peter Veale’s gift to me of his remarkable book The Techniques of Oboe
Playing provided me with the specific technical information
I needed to achieve the characteristic sounds that are fundamental to the
piece. The reason for ‘Fluido’
(fluid) in the title is self evident on hearing it.