The Caprice of Adieu (autograph unknown) is published by Eduard Eliason's Six Caprices Characteristics for the Violin, Op. 12, which was published in Mayence by B. Schott in 1833. This piece, which is dedicated to Eliason, is part of a series of compositions for violin solo that have been widely ignored by both performers and scholars of the great Genoese musician. It is a composition whose size and structure (ABA, with two refrains) follows the pattern of some of its Capricci, Op. 1, but, unlike these proper studies, the Farewell Caprice is lighter and more lively in character. Although not as brilliant, musically, as the Capricci, it still contains some original musical ideas, which are mostly divided into two parts and a few complex technical passages and a central, contrasting section featuring different dynamics and a range of chords and trills. This issue is based on the most important nineteenth and twentieth-century editions.