First published : 19th century
Original instrumentation : Violin solo
Charles Dancla (1817-1907) composed these Studies op. 84 for the violin, and a transcription for the viola is also available.
Dancla's 36 Études mélodiques, op. 84 are often among the first ones studied by young violinists and violists, after one to two years of preparation.
They cover a broad range of technical issues such as détaché, martelé, spiccato, string crossings and shifting.
Dancla's studies op. 84 are a must for the early stages of violin playing.
Together with the etudes of Wohlfahrt and Mazas, they provide excellent preparatory material for the more difficult studies by Kayser and Kreutzer.
Study in C Major, op. 84, no. 2 - Descant recorder
Study op. 84, no. 1 - Descant recorder