Henryk Wieniawski was considered a violinist of great ability and wrote some very important works in the violin repertoire, including two technically demanding violin concertos. His L'École moderne: 10 Études-caprices is a very well known work for aspiring violinists. His Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16 and Légende, Op.17 are also frequently performed works. He also wrote two popular mazurkas for solo violin and piano accompaniment (the second one, Obertas, in G major), using techniques such as left-hand pizzicato, harmonics, large leaps, and many double stops.
The Gigue in E minor Op. 23 is the first of a set of three pieces - the other two being Chanson polonaise sans paroles and Rêverie-nocturne. These three pieces where published in 1880 after Wieniawski died.
Here is a version of the Gigue for Violin and String Orchestra.
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