Korngold concerto vs. Sibelius concerto
In your opinion, which of the two concertos (Korngold or Sibelius) would more difficult to tackle? Yes, I know they both are extremely difficult, but which of the two would you let a student play first? Thanks!
I think korngold is harder. intonation would be more difficult because of the accidentals and all of the intervals that are used. also the rythms look more complex than the ones used in the sibelius. I think the first movement of the sibelius would actually be pretty doable for a student, provided they're comfortable with octaves and sixths.
I'm with Anna. Especially if you, like most violin students, are more used to with Classical/Baroque/Romantic music, Korngold might be a bit uncomfortable at first because it is more contemporary.
I think at this level it is sololy what the student prefers and where his strenghts are.
Apples or oranges? One thing to consider is that the Sibelius is a little more part of the basic cannon of violin repertoire.
The Korngold is well into copyright and, so I've been told, the orchestral parts are very expensive to hire for performance. This may be a reason why this fine concerto doesn't get the exposure it deserves.
At the 'level' required to navigate all technical demands in both the Sibelius and Korngold Violin Concerto's, it usually is a matter of musical preference of the 'selector' rather than which work is
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