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Bram Heemskerk

Beginners vc's F. Küchler+ F. Seitz

February 9, 2010 at 12:53 PM

When I was 11 I played these violinconcerto's of Ferdinand Küchler op.15 + Friedrich Seitz no.1 op.13.

Ferdinand Küchler (1867-1937) violin concerto opus 15 in D major in Vivaldi style Allegro moderato- Siciliano Larghetto, Adagio - Allegro assai

Friedrich Seitz (1848-1918) School Pupil's violin concerto No.1 in G major opus 13 Allegro non troppa Adagio(andante) Allegro moderato  

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on February 9, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Cute I did this Seitz too of course but at the time, I was not ready and it was a little bit of a disaster! 


BTW a beginner that would play as well wouldn't be a beginner! Just to say that what we as students call "baby tunes" are always not that baby to make sound well. 

From Anna Meyer
Posted on February 9, 2010 at 5:40 PM

I played that Kuchler concerto when I was around 11. I loved playing it if I remember right. Those student concertos are really beneficial and fun. I wish they´d be treated more like real pieces not just "baby pieces"

From Stephen Brivati
Posted on February 9, 2010 at 8:11 PM


me too. I find the Seitz concertos quite charming.



From Michael Pijoan
Posted on February 10, 2010 at 10:35 AM

I love these pieces!  The student concerti by Seitz will always have a special place in my heart because the composer put so much care and love into writing legitimately good music for students to play.  I remember when I was a kid and my teacher started me on the second concerto by Seitz it was my favorite thing in the world and I practiced the heck out of it because I loved it.  Happy times.

From sharelle taylor
Posted on February 11, 2010 at 11:03 AM

I played these when I was 45 or  46 (slow learner?).  I remember my teacher impressing on me that the Seitz was mischievous, and had to be played as though it were serious, but being conscious all the time that it was VERY tongue in cheek.  I took her word for it then, and only realised what she meant a couple of years later.  Its a funny and fun thing to play.

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