Solo pieces in minor keysRepertoire: I am looking for suggestions on a solo violin piece. I would like a piece in a minor key that is slow in tempo but beautiful, also moderate in difficulty. I can't seem to find a piece that matches this criteria.
From Amanda Peterson
Thanks for the help!
From elise stanleyBruch VC1, 2nd movement? Actally many concerto 2nd movements.
Posted on November 9, 2011 at 05:04 PM
From Bob Leonardwhat do you mean by moderate in difficutly?? Do you want a concerto?? Here are some suggestions: in order of interpreted difficulty.
Posted on November 9, 2011 at 05:16 PM
Vivaldi Concerto in A-minor
Bach, J.S. Concerto in A-minor, No.1
Accolay Concerto in A-minor, No.1
Beriot Concerto in A-minor
Vivaldi Four Seasons: Winter in F-minor
Vivaldi Four Seasons: Summer in G-minor
Mendelssohn Concerto in D-minor (the lesser played of the two)
Viotti Concerto in A-minor, No. 22
Bach sonatas and partitas
Saint-Saens Sonata in D-minor
Grieg Sonata in C-minor
Faure Sonata in E-minor
Hope this helps and was what you were looking for
From Kathryn WoodbyCanzonetta -2nd mvt. Of Tchaik. Concerto
Posted on November 9, 2011 at 06:13 PM
Sicilienne, from sicilienne and rigaudon by kreisler
From sharelle taylorDvorak Sonatine in G, the 2nd movement in Gm 'Indian Love Song' is lovely. It is available in imslp; http://imslp.org/wiki/Sonatina,_Op.100_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k,_Anton%C3%ADn)
Posted on November 10, 2011 at 03:11 AM
From Stephen SymchychDepends on what you mean by "moderate" but there's a nice Chopin Nocturne in c-sharp minor transcribed/edited by Milstein that is quite lovely. The scales at the end are nasty, of course. The rest of it might not tax your phrasing and shifting ability but it will put them on display.
Posted on November 10, 2011 at 03:28 AM
From Hendrik HakTelemann wrote a number of violin solo sonatas that are a little easier than the Bach Sonatas and Partitas. Haven't checked but might be on IMSLP.
Posted on November 10, 2011 at 04:14 AM
Schindler's list music is a bit easier say than the Chopin C sharp minor piece.
(Elgar's Chanson de Matin is an orchestra piece but has been arranged for violin and piano. Is on IMSLP in Canada, don't know if copyrighted in the States. Is in a major key but slow and very melodic.)
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