I'm thinking of playing for about an hour with a little bit of talking between pieces. I don't think any piece should be over 8 minutes long. Basically, I'm looking for contrast, charisma, musical conciseness (read: brevity), fun, and a little bit of depth, too. :)
And because several people have already put in a request for the ubiquitous "Devil Went Down to Georgia:" does anyone know of a good violin/piano arrangement in which a vocalist is not necessary? The only arrangements I found had 14 measures of rest, etc... there must be something more interesting out there!
So far, I'm thinking of pieces like Zigeunerweisen (or Tzigane), Tambourin Chinois, the "Blues" movement from the Ravel Sonata, the Chopin/Milstein nocturne (people may recognize it from their cell phone ringtones), perhaps a movement from a Mozart or Beethoven sonata that can stand alone reasonably well, and for a little more gravitas that I hope would go over well, something like the 3rd movement of Prokofiev F minor sonata. Any other ideas greatly welcomed!
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