Franz Clement: Rondeau Brilliant, for Violin and string quartet
pour le Violon avec de accompagnement de deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle, Vienne ca. 1825
In the Allgemeine Musik Zeitung 1805 we read the following about the violin playing of Franz Clement: "...an indescribable daintiness, neatness, and elegance; an utmost tenderness and purity of playing ... he has an entirely personal lightness which merely plays with the most incredible difficulties, and an assurance that does not abandon him for a second even in the boldest and most audacious passages...”
This is undoubtedly the style in which Clement played his Rondeau Brilliant. A piece which blends violinistic skill with the viennese sound.
ed.: Reinhard Goebel