Hoffmeister or Stamitz?
Which viola concerto would you say is better to play in an audition? :)
If it is a choice between two pieces that are on more or less the same technical level I'd choose the one that inspires me the most.
If you can't nail those octaves in Stamitz at the audition, then perhaps...
I think the Hoffmeister is (even) "better" music.
Curious as to people's reasoning. Anybody want to elaborate the why as to which one?
Record yourself for the first page of Stamitz. If you like what you hear, choose it and pick a cadenza full of fireworks. Otherwise Hoffmeister.
Laura, my own intuition finds that Stamitz is like Mozart with 5 volumes of added water, but Hoffmeister only 3 volumes. To "prove" my point would take a detailed analysis some of their compositions; possible, but time-consuming.. Both of them wrote attractive classical concertos.