The Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 for violin and orchestra was composed in 1863 by Camille Saint-Saëns for the virtuoso violinist Pablo de Sarasate. A masterful showpiece for violin, and one of Saint-Saëns's most popular compositions, the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso makes an equeally exciting virtuoso flute work.
With the exception of barré placement indicators, guitar fingerings appear only when necessary to convey certain techniques and style. If a passage is repeated later in the piece, fingerings will appear only when the passage is first presented. This is done in an effort to declutter the score. With this in mind, these fingerings are merely my own suggestions and may be altered as the performer sees fit.
Dynamics have been altered from the original orchestral manuscript to accommodate the sonorous capabilities of guitar with flute and every effort has been made to honor the musical intentions of the composer.