Mendelssohns Violin Concerto or Mozart Concerto no. 3.
Which do you prefer? Mendelssohns violin concerto in E minor (the second mov.) or Mozart violin concerto no. 3 (first mov.)
To play or to listen to? I love them both, but I love Mendelssohn a little bit more.
Man, both are wonderful pieces and movements. I'd say that I enjoy the Mozart a little more. There is something about his violin concerti that just makes me happy.
Pick your personal fave if you're learning to play it.
I love both of these pieces. I lean toward the Mendelssohn because I prefer the romantic vibe, but Mozart’s music is superb.
If the question is about playing rather than listening, then my answer might change. Mendelssohn 2nd movement is technically much more difficult than the first movement of Mozart G Major.
yes, i meant to play, although my teacher reckons i can manage the Mendelssohn better than the Mozart Mary ..? but she said it was up to me, but i love both pieces equally!!
I love both concertos, understanding they were written by classical geniuses. However I love Mendelssohn much more than I do to Mozart No 3.
Mozart is a better choice because it is definitely easier of the two and you can learn so many things including precise left-right hand coordination. If you have trouble playing fast passages, Mozart is an excellent training material.
If you mean for yourself to play, I concur with Mozart.
Mozart is technically easier to play than the Mendelssohn. I like listening to the Mozart better, I've never really loved listening to the Mendelssohn. However, I find the Mendelssohn more fun to play for myself.
Mozart #3, for both playing and listening.
Learn both, but Mozart first for above-mentioned reasons.
Since I'm such the decisive person. In order to pick one over the other I'll use high end thought processes and exemplary reasoning to pick... which ever one plays next on my ipod. And it is Mozart. Yea Mozart!
Hahahahah clever tactic Jim!!
While on the topic of Mendelssohn's concerto, since he reworked it, is there ever confusion between the two versions or is it always just understood that his later version is the one to be used?
This is rather exciting to see because I sort of jumped around with my reps and haven't played either the Mozart or the Mendelssohn--I've at most sight-read through both, but never hunkered down to work on them.
My opinion is based on what I believe to be true about the OP from previous posts. The OP's teacher is in a better position to evaluate. I do scratch my head a bit at giving a student the choice between Mendelssohn 2nd movement and Mozart G major when the two pieces are quite different both stylistically and in terms of technical difficulty.
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