Cadenza-Fantasia after Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol is the first in a planned series of improvisatory for solo cello pieces based on famous classical works. Cadenza No. 1 was composed in the summer of 2007 in Breckenridge, CO, while the composer was at the National Repertory Orchestra. It was written for the NRO 2007 principal cellist Eugena Chang. The Cadenza was premiered by the composer at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center in July 2007.