PIERRE RODE (1774-1830): 12 Etudes for Solo Violin, Duos for 2 Violins in E Flat, Book 1, No. 1, in G, Book 1, No. 2 & in C, Book 2, No. 2.
Catalogue Number: 07N047
Description: Published after his death, the Etudes do what they're supposed to do: test the violinist's technique and musicality, as did his series of 24 Caprices already released on Naxos last year (01L032) (and, on a period violin, on cpo [04L048]). The 38 minutes worth of duos showcase Rode's melodic and lyrical sensibilities, which are considerable. Nicolas Koeckert (violin), Rudolf Koeckert (second violin).