Pierre Rode: The Rode less travelled

Anonimo francesce, inizio XIX secolo, Ritratto di violinista (Pierre Rode), olio su tela, cm 92 x 72,5 - HD

He is best remembered for his didactic 24 Caprices, but there’s much more to Pierre Rode. For the French virtuoso’s 250th anniversary, Charlotte Gardner reveals a colourful life story and hears from the German violinist Friedemann Eichhorn, who has revived and recorded all of Rode’s 13 violin concertos

Beethoven, or gnarly technical studies: which is it for you? Chances are it’s one or both of those that represents the sum total of any association you may have with Pierre Rode…

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