Need help finding the name of a piece.

April 1, 2005 at 07:05 AM · Hey last night as i was drifting off to sleep and listening to the radio a concerto came on and i was freaking out it was so amazing. I cant remember what it's called though and i was wondering i somone could help me? It's a concerto in A minor and was written for a conservatorium for like a competition for the students. I'm not sure how well that narrows it down but i really want to know.

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April 1, 2005 at 01:53 PM · Hi,

The only concertos that were ever used for Conseravatory examinations and are known to have been in a distant past and that are in a minor are the Vieuxtemps #5 and the Glazunov. Vieuxtemps wrote it either for an examination in Brussels, or it was used as such, and the Glazunov was once used for examinations at the St.Petersburg Conservatory. The only other well-known a minor concerto the I know that could fall into some context of the sort is Viotti #22 (the Viotti and Kreutzer concertos were not composed for, but required pieces during the Paris Conservatoire Concours in the late 19th century).

Hope this helps!


April 1, 2005 at 03:48 PM · Well not sure if i mentioned or not but it was written for competition use to give the students a chance to really show their talents. Not sure if that helps anymore.

April 1, 2005 at 07:18 PM · what did it sound like? was it highly virtuosic? the vieuxtemps sounds like it could fit the bill.

April 1, 2005 at 08:09 PM · you could always look on the radio's website for a playlist...that may help.

April 1, 2005 at 08:24 PM · The Vieuxtemps is very flashy.

April 1, 2005 at 10:28 PM · You can call the radio station. Most, if not all, will keep a playlist that is very detailed. They should be able to help you. Just tell them when you heard the piece.

April 2, 2005 at 01:09 AM · Virtuosic indeed. In my opinion anyway. Umm trying to recall any noticable bits of it but it all just kinda blurred into one amazing piece. I'll have a look around at your suggestions. And i'll give the stations website a go.

Thanks for your help. Oh i wish i made my first question on this board a bit more interesting but i just had to ask.

April 2, 2005 at 11:48 AM ·

April 3, 2005 at 01:13 AM · Luke,could you give some clues like how this concert starts. If an orchestra introduction starts from 'monothematic formula' E-F-a-g#, and solo violin starts from three virtuostic passages in Bb Major followed by a-minor beautiful theme, so it is Vieuxtemps #5, what about Christian wrote.

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