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Capriccio String Quartet

The Capriccio String Quartet is a professional ensemble widely experienced in performing both light and classical music. Their repertoire ranges from Baroque to Classical, Romantic and Twentieth century favourites, as well as including arrangements of jazz classics, show tunes and popular songs.

Capriccio String Quartet LondonThe Quartet has appeared for

Television broadcasts for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and MBC.

Private engagements for Royalty at St. James' Palace, Kensington Palace, Blenheim Palace and Highgrove.

Public performances at the Canadian High Commission, The American Embassy, The Royal Courts of Justice, The National Gallery, Spencer House, Leighton House, Christies, Southwark Cathedral, Fairfield Hall, and the Cambridge Summer Concert series.

Performed at venues such as, Hampton Court, Stoke Park & Pinewood Studios.

They pride themselves on the quality of their performances, their extensive range of repertoire, and their professional image and attitude.

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Sample Repertoire

Classical Repertoire

Quartet Op. 18, No. 4 in C minor

Quartet No. 2 in D

Quartet in G minor

Quartet Op. 96 in F ‘The American’

Quartet Op 20, No.4 in D
Quartet Op. 76, No. 3 ‘Emperor’

Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’

Divertimento in D, K136
Divertimento in F, K138
Divertimento in B flat, K137
Quartet K156 in G
Quartet K157 in C
Quartet K458 in B flat ‘The Hunt’

Three Minuets

Quartet in F

Quartet in D minor, D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’
‘Quartetsatz’ in C minor, D703

Quartet No. 1, Op. 49
Quartet No. 8, Op. 110

Quartet in D minor, Op. 56, ‘Voces Intimae’

Andante Cantabile from Quartet No. 2

La Oracion del Torero ‘The Bullfighter’s Prayer’


Light Music Repertoire

including Light Classical

Classical Arrangements

Arranger's names in brackets where applicable


BACH (Thorp) Suite No. 3 (Air, Gavotte etc.)

BACH (Martelli) Sheep May Safely Graze

BACH (Isaac) Bouree (from 2nd violin sonata)

BACH (Isaac) My Heart Ever Faithful

BOYCE (Lambert) Symphony No. 1 (Allegro, Andante, Vivace)

CORELLI Christmas Concerto

HANDEL (Martelli) Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

HANDEL (Martelli) Departure of the Queen of Sheba

HANDEL (Thorp) Hornpipe and Air from the Water Music



PURCELL (Jacques) Two Suites from the Fairy Queen

VIVALDI (Schroeder) Concerto alla Rustica

VIVALDI The Four Seasons:

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Classical and Operatic:

BEETHOVEN String Quartets *

BEETHOVEN (Zinn) Finale: Hail the Day – from Fidelio


HAYDN String Quartets *

HAYDN Serenade

MOZART Divertimento in D

MOZART Divertimento in F

MOZART Divertimento in B flat

MOZART Eine Klein Nachtmusik

MOZART (Thorp) Rondo alla Turca

MOZART (Cowles) Voi che sapete (Marriage of Figaro)

MOZART (Zinn) Voi che Sapete (Marriage of Figaro)

MOZART (Cowles) Non Piu Andrai (Marriage of Figaro)

MOZART String Quartets *

SCHUBERT String Quartets *

Romantic and Operatic:

BRAHMS (Esposito) Hungarian Dance No.5

BIZET (Thorp) Overture – (Carmen)

BIZET (Zinn) Aragonaise – (Carmen)

BIZET (Zinn) Habanera – (Carmen)

BIZET Intermezzo – (Carmen)

BIZET (Zinn) Les Toreadors – (Carmen)

BORODIN (Thorp) First Polovtsian Dance

CAPUA (Thorp) O Sole Mio

DEBUSSY (Sultanof) Clair de Lune

DELIBES Flower Duet (Lakme)

DVORAK (Thorp) Slavonic dance No. 8

DVORAK Waltz No. and No. 2

ELGAR (Thorp) Chanson de Matin

ELGAR (Thorp) Chanson de Nuit

ELGAR (Thorp) Idylle

ELGAR (Thorp) Nimrod

ELGAR (Thorp) Salut d'Amour

ELGAR (Bersey) The Serious Doll from the Nursery Suite

FOOTE Irish Folk Song

GADE Five Pieces

GOUNOD (Zinn) Waltz and Chorus – (Faust)

GOUNOD (Zinn) The Soldier’s Chorus – (Faust)

GOUNOD (Zinn) Ballet I – (Faust)

GOUNOD (Zinn) Ballet II – (Faust)

GRIEG (Thorp) Waltz from Op. 12

GRIEG (Isaac) Erotik

GRIEG (Grey) Grandmother's Minuet

GRIEG (Thorp) Norwegian Dance No 2

LEONCAVALLO (Zinn) Pagliacci

MASCAGNI (Zinn) Intermezzo –(Cavalleria Rusticana)

MASSENET (Naughtin) Meditation –(Thais)

MONTI (Adam) Czardas

OFFENBACH (Thorp) Barcarolle

OFFENBACH (Zinn) Can–Can – (Orpheus)

OFFENBACH (Zinn) La Perichole

OFFENBACH (Zinn) Rondeau – (La Vie Parisienne)

PONCHIELLI (Blood) Dance of the Hours -(La Gioconda)

PUCCINI Crysanthemums

PUCCINI Three Minuets

PUCCINI (Sultanof) Musetta's Waltz -(La Boheme)

PUCCINI (Cowles) Musetta's Waltz -(La Boheme)

PUCCINI (Zinn) Finale – (Boheme)

PUCCINI (Zinn) O Mimi, tu piu non torni -(Boheme)

PUCCINI (Zinn) Quando me’n vo’ – (Boheme)

PUCCINI (Zinn) Mi Chiamano Mimi - (Boheme)

PUCCINI (Fraser) Nessun Dorma -(Turandot)

PUCCINI (Cowles) O Mio Babino Caro -(Gianni Schicchi)

RACHMANINOFF (Sultanof) Prelude (Op.3, No.2)

RACHMANINOFF (Thorp) Vocalise

RAVEL (Martelli) Bolero

RIMSKY-KOSAKOV (Esposito) Song of India -(Legend 'Sadko')

ROSSINI (Zinn) Largo al factotum – (Barber of Seville)

ROSSINI (Cowles) Ballet Music -(William Tell)

ROSSINI (Martelli) Overture -(Barber of Seville)

ROSSINI (Cowles) Gallop -(William Tell)

SCHUBERT (Weston) Ave Maria

SCHUMANN (Thorp) Traumerei

SIBELIUS Andante Festivo

STEPHENSON Miniature Suite

STRAUSS (Zinn) Adele’s Laughing Song – (Die Fledermaus)

STRAUSS (Adam) Trisch-Tratch Polka

TCHAIKOVSKY (Thorp) Danse of the Mirlitons – (Nutcracker)

TCHAIKOVSKY Andante Cantibile

THOMAS (Zinn) Polonaise - (Mignon)

VERDI (Cowles) 'Brindisi' Drinking Song -(La Traviata)

VERDI (Zinn) Anvil Chorus – (Il Travatore)

VERDI (Cowles) Quartet -(Rigoletto)

VERDI (Zinn) La donna e mobile – (Rigoletto)

VERDI (Zinn) Caro nome – (Rigoletto)

VERDI (Zinn) Bella figlia dell’ amore – (Rigoletto)

VERDI (Zinn) Act II Grand Finale – (Aida)

VERDI (Zinn) Celeste Aida – (Aida)

VERDI (Zinn) Numi, pieta – (Aida)

WALTON Two Pieces For Strings from Henry Vth

George Gershwin:

A Foggy Day (Thorp)

But Not For Me

Fascinatin’ Rhythm (Martelli)

He Loves and She Loves

I Got Rhythm (Martelli)

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off(Martelli)

Liza (Thorp)

Love is Here to Stay (Thorp)

The Man I Love (Thorp)

Somebody Loves Me (Fraser)

Summertime (Thorp)


Pop Classics:


Eleanor Rigby

Yesterday (Acton)

Penny Lane (Martelli)

When I’m Sixty-Four (Martelli)

Light Classics:

Arrangments by Martelli

Cock Linnet


Heart and Soul

Every Little Star


(Isaac) Country Gardens

(Naughtin) Greensleeves


STRAUSS (Martelli) Roses from the South

STRAUSS The Blue Danube

STRAUSS (Isaac) Dreams of Vienna

Popular and Jazz Arrangements

Arranger's names in brackets where applicable


JOPLIN (Zinn) Country Club

JOPLIN (Zinn) Paragon Rag

JOPLIN (Thorp) Ragtime Dance

JOPLIN (Beyer) The Entertainer

JOPLIN (Thomas-Mifune) The Easy Winners

JOPLIN (Beyer) Antoinette

JOPLIN (Beyer) The Streonnus Life

LAMB (Thomas-Mifune) Bohemia Rag

WOODS (Thomas-Mifune) Slippery Elm Rag

Show Music:

ARLEN (Ryden) Over the Rainbow

BERNSTEIN (Thorp) Maria from West Side Story

BERNSTEIN (Thorp) New York, New York (from On The Town)

BERLIN (Bersey) Let’s Face the Music and Dance

BOCK Sunrise, Sunset

ELLINGTON (Ryden) It Don't Mean a Thing

GAY (Thorp) Leaning on a Lamppost

JOHNSON (Thorp) Pennies from Heaven

KANDER (Ryden) Theme From New York, New York

KERN (Thorp) The Folks Who Live on the Hill

SHERWIN (Thorp) A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

RODGERS & HART (Thorp) My Funny Valentine

LLOYD_WEBBER (Lowden) The Music of the Night

Cole Porter:

Arrangements by Thorp

Anything Goes

Every Time We Say Good-Bye

I Get a Kick Out of You

Just One of Those Things

Night and Day

What is This Thing Called Love

You're the Top

Singing in the Rain

Blue Tango

Ain't Misbehavin'


Here There and Everywhere

When I'm Sixty-Four

Penny Lane

There's No Business Like Show Business

Cheek to Cheek

Top Hat

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

They Can't Take That Away From Me

I Got Rhythm

Fascinatin' Rhythm

Arrangements by Merle J. Isaac:

W. ALETTER Rendezvous

V. DI CHIARA La Spagnola



A. WALLERSTEIN Jenny Lind Polka

Argentinean Tangos:

Enrique Francini La vi llegar

Mariano Mores Cafetin de Buenos Aires

Mariano Mores Cristal

Charlo Fueye …!

H. Varela and A. Nery EL 58

Mariano Mores La Callesita


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