come and rank mozart violin concertos

August 9, 2005 at 04:51 PM · is the order of the standards for mozart concertos as the following?

(easy-->hard)

1. no.2

2. no.s 3, 4

3. no.s 1,5

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August 9, 2005 at 04:55 PM · what's the point of this?

August 9, 2005 at 06:28 PM · why do we constantly need to "rank" the order of these or any compositions? We did this already with Paganini's caprices and various concertos and even orchestra literature. It doesn't mean anything. It is pretty universally accepted that it doesn't matter when you play them but HOW you play them.

August 9, 2005 at 10:39 PM · i agree with sarah. But since u probably want an answer anyway, ur kinda off. i would say :

1.Mozart 2

2.Mozart 3

3.Mozart 1

4. Mozart 5

5. Mozart 4

easy-hard

by the way, the mozart violin concertos are not really about technique, but rather ur musical expression cababilities.

August 9, 2005 at 10:50 PM · However it is important to know if a concerto is going to be beyond your level. For example if you've just completed the Reiding Concerto, the Tchaikovsky is probably beyond you at this point. So in that sense, a ranking of all concertos is an idea - not just of one concerto.

For a guide to repertoire, try www.violinmasterclass.com - they rank them 2, 3, 4, 1, 5.

They group the second concerto with Beriot's Concerto in A minor and Scene de Ballet, Haydn's Concerto in C Major and Kabalewski's Concerto in C Major.

Concertos 3 and 4 are grouped with the Beethoven Romances, the Four Seasons (One of 4), the Brahms and Beethoven (1-8) Sonatas.

Concertos 1 and 5 are grouped with the two Bartok Rhapsodies, Vaughn Williams' The Lark Ascending, Suk's 4 Pieces and Tartini's Devil Trill Sonata.

August 10, 2005 at 12:21 AM · hmm well here's my list:

1. Mozart 3

2. Mozart 2

3. Mozart 1

4. Mozart 5

5. Mozart 4

Mozart 5 is definitely more mature than 4, but I find it much harder to pull off the 4th Concerto.

August 10, 2005 at 01:43 AM · I agree; 4 feels rather like walking a tightrope, and many of the passages feel more awkward compared to the 5th.

August 10, 2005 at 02:11 AM · I think #1 is the most awkward of all of them.

August 10, 2005 at 08:31 AM · I agree, I played 1 and it is tricky indeed...

August 10, 2005 at 03:25 PM · They are all very difficult to pull off both technically and musically. Alot depends on the player, as they are all quite different musically, and may suit people in different ways. Some people are convincing on 5 but not on 4, and some people the other way around

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