Solos for Young Violinists

May 16, 2004 at 05:00 AM · Hey you guys,

Can you rank these pieces for me from easy to difficult?

Violin Concerto in G Major No 23 by Viotti

Accolay concerto in a minor

de Beriot Concerto No 9 in a minor

Czardas by Monti

And can you tell me what aspect in the piece that make you rank the way it is? Thanks. =)


Replies (23)

May 16, 2004 at 05:48 AM · Hm, I'd say...

1. Accolay

2. de Beriot

3. Viotti

4. Monti

May 16, 2004 at 11:50 AM · Greetings,

wheras I would say Accolay, Viotti, De Beriot. But it would depend on the solidity of the students tehcnique at this point. The monti Czardas I played before all of these works. I think my parents even dressed me up as a litlte gypsy which is why I am so disturbe now...



May 16, 2004 at 05:10 PM · HAHAH personally I feel that Csardas would be the msot difficult since it requires so much dexterity on the fingerboard... well KINDA SORTA!

May 16, 2004 at 10:15 PM · I agree with violinist adept - I played those pieces in the same order that he suggested and by the time I to got to Viotti and Czardas I was definitely ready to tackle these pieces.

May 17, 2004 at 01:20 AM · hmm, i guess it depends on the person then, i think i could play csardas well before viotti.

May 17, 2004 at 02:20 AM · BLAH! Don't play the DeBeriot Violin Concerto #9, it is prolly one of the most boring pieces ever written.

May 17, 2004 at 02:35 AM · Greetings,

that is why the DeBeriot is diifuclt. It requires an understanding of the genre and absoluyte ly flawless delivery.



May 17, 2004 at 03:00 AM · Hi Sheila,

I am a she. :)

But that's irrelevant. HAHA.

May 17, 2004 at 06:21 PM · I would say:

1. Accolay

2. Viotti

3. De Beriot

4. Monti

The bow strokes involved in Czardas make it harder than the others, especially if you have never been introduced to them. (Them= spiccato, sautille.)

You need to have done some to alot of work on octaves to be able to play the De beriot well.

May 17, 2004 at 08:52 PM · Accolay

Viotti no.23

DeBeriot no.9


(The blanks indicate there should be prepatory pieces to the next piece..although it is not at all mandatory, just recomended)

May 17, 2004 at 09:01 PM · I don't think Csardas was hard at all...oh well.

May 17, 2004 at 09:41 PM · Perhaps the difficulty varies according to the amount of Gypsy in one's blood. :)

May 17, 2004 at 10:09 PM · well i have none as far as i know and i still found csardas pretty easy.

May 18, 2004 at 01:36 AM · 1. Accolay

2. Monti

3. De Beriot

4. Viotti

Everyone surely agrees on Accolay as the easiest.

The lefthand work in Monti is easier than no 3 and 4, and both Beriot and Viotti contains passages with sautillet/spiccato but with more advanced string crossings and with shiftings.

May 19, 2004 at 03:05 AM · 1) Accolay

2) Czardas

3) Viotti

4) deBeriot

May 19, 2004 at 03:07 AM · 1) Accolay

2) Monti

3) Viotti

4) deBeriot

May 19, 2004 at 03:07 AM · Greetings,





I present my usual practical solutions....



May 19, 2004 at 04:05 AM · I'll change my vote.

While Accolay is the easiest, Buri is the most difficult to grasp.

May 19, 2004 at 05:39 AM · Greetings,

Mattias, perhaps that is because I begin with the second letter of the alphabet,



May 23, 2004 at 01:54 AM · haha..your a funny guy Stephen...

May 23, 2004 at 03:44 AM · dont encourage him

May 23, 2004 at 05:01 AM · why not encourage him? It always makes for entertaining reading! :D

May 23, 2004 at 11:45 PM · Greetings,

Alex, it is my long lost son Mattias who brings out the best in me.

Owen, go double your prune dosage for this week,



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