March 11, 2010 at 7:53 PM
Ok...something lately has just been getting me to practice. I don't know what it is, but I like it! Maybe it's listening to Janine Jansen's Beethoven Concerto...IDK!! But, along with this practicing, I've been doing lots of research on concertos I don't normally listen to...beethoven, Brahms, Lalo, Mozart No. 5. And I'm just wondering if I could get "started" on one of these by the time I graduate from undergrad. As of right now, I'm working on Biber's "Passacaglia"...and I almost have it done. I don't really know how close it is in difficulty. Judging from ya'lls experience...would it be possible to get started on ONE movement from ONE of these concertos? Given I only have about 4 hours to practice a day.
From your post it is not easy to judge your level. However, of the concertos you are researching, Mozart #5 is by far the easiest, at least IMHO. If you can play the Biber, you are at least within striking distance of the Mozart. But, why not ask your teacher? If you do not have a teacher, you should get one. Good luck!
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