Piece to play

December 31, 2017, 1:36 PM · Hello everyone, so my violin teacher told me that at the end of january i need to start studying a piece but i'm not completly sure which one yet since he told me to come up with some ideas. I arrived at n. 21 of the Kreutzer 42 studies, i'm more of a fan of the romanticism if that can help. What level am I out of 10? and what cool piece could I play? thanks in advance!

Replies (9)

December 31, 2017, 2:01 PM · What are you playing right now?
December 31, 2017, 2:51 PM · if you mean pieces then nothing with my teacher because we need to start one but on april i finished to study preludio and allegro of pugnani-kreisler
December 31, 2017, 3:23 PM · What else have you played recently besides P & A? How well could you play P & A? (i.e. up to tempo and cleanly; not quite up to tempo and/or not completely cleanly; and so on) Bartok Rumanian Dances is a good piece for someone who has mastered P & A. Other pieces of comparable level are the Kabalevsky Concerto and DeBeriot #9.
December 31, 2017, 3:38 PM · Wow, I actually wanted to suggest to my teacher the Romanian Dances of Bartok, i can play P & A very good and clean with good tempo, i even won a competition with 99/100 with that piece
December 31, 2017, 3:38 PM · Gemma,

What exactly does your teacher call a "piece." An Etude is a technical study, but not what anyone would call a "performance" piece.

Is this to be for a performance or just a technical study to increase your skills?

December 31, 2017, 3:57 PM · Some Bach unaccompanied movements are suitable. Danse Espagnole and certain movements of the Lalo and Bruch concertos are possibilities.
December 31, 2017, 6:34 PM · Mostly for a performance and thanks for the suggestions!
December 31, 2017, 7:17 PM · Kabalevsky and deBeriot 9, those are good suggestions. The latter has more of a romantic feel.
But if you've not done Mozart, don't put it off, it's important. Also Bach is "romantic" in its own way. You could do Partita 2, d minor, without chaccone or Partita 3, e major.
December 31, 2017, 7:48 PM · The Sarabande from Partita 1 might be a possibility, as well as some Mozart concertos. Some Mozart and Beethoven sonatas might suit you as well.

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