Elgar or Sibelius concerto?

June 16, 2005 at 05:08 AM · Which of them would you try first, and how can I get the score of Elgar? I practically know it all by ear...but I need to get seriousely started.

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June 16, 2005 at 07:25 AM · I'd do the Sibelius before Elgar most definetely. The Elgar is so much more technically and especially musically involved compared to the Sibelius. Sibelius would be a nice warm up for it IMO

June 16, 2005 at 12:15 PM · You can buy a cd with both of these concerti plus dozens of others from www.cdsheetmusic.com for around $20. The music is in pdf files which can be read on the computer or printed out. It's the best deal I know of in sheet music.

June 16, 2005 at 01:27 PM · doing Sibelius first is standard, although both are quite challenging. Dover offers the scores of Sibelius, Glazunov, and Elgar in one edition

June 16, 2005 at 05:36 PM · I don't think the Elgar is that much harder than the Sibelius technically. I've performed both and feel actually that the main difference that one needs in order to pull off the Elgar effectively is an increased stamina ie. memory, relaxation etc. cause of its duration.

June 16, 2005 at 09:26 PM · "Includes works by 35 composers including Bach, Beethoven and Brahms - all the major works, plus "student" concertos" by Accolay, Beriot, L. Mendelssohn, Rode Seitz and Sitt. 2250+ pages."

Is this the one?

June 17, 2005 at 01:01 AM · woah! no, not that one (if you're talking to me) the score I have is "Three Great 20th Century Violin Concertoes" or something like that. published by Dover

June 17, 2005 at 03:18 AM · Cornelia,

Yes, that's the one. It contains violin/piano reduction plus solo violin part for all the major concertos which are in the public domain (meaning those originally published before 1923).

June 17, 2005 at 08:58 PM · Does that surely contain Elgar concerto?Extremely thanks for all your responses!

June 18, 2005 at 02:26 AM · Cornelia,

Yes, it contains the Elgar, Sibelius, and just about every other well-known pre-1923 concerto.

June 19, 2005 at 07:29 PM · Thank you very much for your help.

August 6, 2005 at 11:15 AM · I played the Elgar Violin Concerto before and to me, I thought it was not too bad. I personally think Sibelius is way harder. I guess that's just a personal difficulty because I was quite natural at the Elgar

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