These 42 Études ou caprices pour violon by Rodolphe Kreutzer occupy a unique position in the literature of violin studies.
They were composed around 1796 and first published in 1796.
Although Kreutzer was a prolific composer with many stage works and other pieces to his credit, he is best remembered as a pedagogue of the violin.
Together with Pierre Baillot and Pierre Rode, Kreutzer was at the center of the development of the French school of violin playing around the turn of the 19th century<.
Kreutzer's 42 Études ou caprices pour violon address all aspects of violin technique.
They are a cornestone for all intermediate to advanced violin students.
Étude No. 11 in E Major
Étude No. 11 in A Major