Bruch Scottish Fantasy

September 9, 2004 at 02:25 PM · I just wanted to know generally what you guys think about this piece. I find it very enjoyable to play, challenging and feel it is one of the finest showpieces for violin and orchestra in the violin repertoire, and even in general. The melody, the orchestral climax's the way Bruch makes a very coherent left hand technique, and right hand. I love the way the piece ends as well. I also would like to know your guyses (lol) opinion on where it stands in terms of difficulty in pieces around its area ie. Saint-saens introduction and rondo capriccioso, Havanise, tzigane, waxman, sarasate carmen fantasy...etc. many more. Finally what you think you need to play it. Thanx

--Alex

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September 10, 2004 at 02:15 AM · well obviously you have the technique for it, judging by what you've played before. those pieces you mentioned are a good deal harder technically. I'd say the fantasy is akin to the concerto in that it requires very coherent and well thought out phrasing, great sound production and a lot of guts to play well.

September 11, 2004 at 06:58 PM · I played a couple movements from this piece and it gave me nightmares for like half a year because I couldn't play it in tune... >.<

I'm sure you can be able to play it if you've played Carmen Fantasy hahah

Btw, I love *listening* to this piece.

September 13, 2004 at 11:26 AM · I absolutely adore it!

And i would love to be able to play it but i'm only an amateur...:(

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