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The Caprices take the classical technique of Bach, Handel and Mozart as their starting point and pass rapidly to the style of today. In some passages will be found obvious instances of the influence of typical forms of the violin (springing bow, cadence arpeggios) and of pianoforte technique (modern broken chords in elaborately varying harmonies) suitably adapted. This higher development of style or form through the technique of different instruments has from times of old played a very remarkable part in the history of technique. According to the preface by the composer, when all the difficulties accumulated in this work have been mastered--needless to say, only after a very gradual increase of speed - there should hardly be an orchestral work with could present insuperable obstacles to the executant