Antonio Bazzini (1818-1897) was a virtuosic 19th century violinist. The violin scherzo “Dance of the Goblins,” or “La Ronde des Lutins,” op. 25, is his best known work. The piece has been transcribed and performed on a number of instruments, owing to its melodic appeal and virtuosic challenge. The version presented here, while omitting multiple stops and refining some non-translatable register demands, is fairly true to the original work. The performer should therein find an incentive to improve flexibility, double tonguing, range, and showmanship, while focusing on the melody throughout.
Solo parts included: Tuba