Violin Sonatas

December 8, 2004 at 07:14 AM · My mother is a virtuoso pianist and she suggested that we play duet for the 'old folks' at a retirement home or some place. Are there any melodic but easy Sonatas by anyone that would be easy in the 1-5 positions. by the way for future reference how hard are the Ysaye sonatas or what is the easiest one/ezist Mvmt.

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December 8, 2004 at 10:33 PM · ysaye sonatas are crazy hard in my opinion..actually, i think all of them are...haha....i wouldnt play those for the retirement home. they're for solo violin anyway and you might scare people..haha...maybe you could do the leclair sonata in D. handel sonatas would be fine too.

December 8, 2004 at 11:38 PM · Greetings,

try the Schubert sonatina in D,



December 9, 2004 at 03:29 AM · ysaye is quite difficult, 2 is probably easiest but it's still very technical and certainly not "dinner" music.

Any of the mozart sonatas offer musical challenges, but are usually in the lower positions and more or less straightfoward. don't underesetimate them though...

December 9, 2004 at 07:51 PM · no way would ysaye be dinner music sorry for not being clear but yeah i havent heard any Mozart Sonatas but sounds like a good idea

December 9, 2004 at 08:55 PM · I would try Mozart K.304 and maybe others from that era (K.301-06).

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