Novacek - Perpetuum mobile

January 27, 2004 at 05:54 AM · Has any one played this piece? Do you like it? What recordings are there of it? What tips do you give to someone studying it?

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January 27, 2004 at 10:50 AM · Greetings,

Adam, get the new Milstein DVD for an awesome performance. Then the young Menuhin recorded it beautifully (EMi 7243 5 65963 2 0 ). I imagineHeifetz knocked it off in his youth and that is probably definitve but I have not heard it from him for yonks,



January 27, 2004 at 03:07 PM · Also check out Szeryng's recording. It's from MERCURY with Mendelssohn and Schumann concertos and some encores including Perpetuum Mobile,Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, Brahms-Kreisler Hungarian Dance no17 and others.

January 27, 2004 at 03:31 PM · Not something I enjoy listening to - good as an etude. Like saying hey look what I can do

January 27, 2004 at 07:37 PM · Favorite recordings:



The Bolshoi Violin Ensemble (Wow!)

January 28, 2004 at 12:28 AM · I like Ricci's recording too.

January 28, 2004 at 01:15 AM · perlmans is pretty good.

January 28, 2004 at 06:49 AM · Buri I too agree that the Milstein DVD is excellent and there is a live recording of Heifetz playing the Novacek which I happen to have.

January 28, 2004 at 01:56 PM · It's a nice piece, I played it last summer with an outrageous tempo. It's difficult to play well. I like Rabins recording.


January 28, 2004 at 06:06 PM · I love just rattling it off at insane tempo, hmm about a dotted quater= 194. that was fun!

November 7, 2013 at 02:30 AM · I'm studying it now. I'm playing it at about 60 or 70 in sextuplets. I'm just trying to get a few parts down before I take to my set tempo of 100 in sextuplets or 120 in triplets. It's quite fun seeing what I can play at tempo and what I can't.

November 8, 2013 at 12:29 AM ·

November 8, 2013 at 03:27 PM · Nice video of left hand technique

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