Jean-Claude Schlaepfer (*1961)
Born in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1961, Jean-Claude Schlaepfer studied piano for many years, notably with M. Risler. At the Geneva Conservatory he studied a program of theory courses and achieved a diploma in Musical Culture, the Prize of the Geneva State Council and the composition prize (in the class of Pierre Wissmer and Jean Balissat). Afterwards he did further study with Betsy Jolas, composer...
About 3 Caprices
An exercise in style
These three brief movements (ca 2 min. each) for violin alone are an exercise in style and an initiation into the world of violonistic writing on a same slow tempo, near of the common heartbeat. The two first movements are sostenuto and tense Adagios designed to exploit the lyrical and multiphonic ressources of the violin, while the last movement, a majestic grazioso, introduces the leggiero and graceful elements of a dance.
- Editions Bim