By Ira-Paul Schwarz
For flute, or oboe, clarinet and bassoon or bass clarinet
Rondo Caprice is a light-hearted concert piece based on a familiar melody. The folk tune “Lightly Row” serves as the basis for the work's theme and variation and rondo structure. The familiar melodic material and the Latin-flavored rhythms and sometimes surprising harmonies contribute to its popularity with both players and listeners.