Obscure Repertoire

September 18, 2005 at 06:45 AM · I went back and played the version Corelli's La Folia that is in the Suzuki books and realized that it's fantastically beautiful. I feel the same way about the Handel Sonatas. Have any of you heard or played "student pieces" that you think should be performed more often?

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September 18, 2005 at 07:11 AM · I think a lot of Baroque music falls in this category...it is frequently taught to students because the notes and technique aren't too difficult (when compared to Romantic concertos and such). But if you go back as an adult or more expereinced player, and incorperate more authentic bowings and playing style, these Baroque pieces are just beautiful. I even had access to a Baroque violin bow a while back and it brought out a new palate of colors in those Handel Sonatas and Bach partitas.

September 18, 2005 at 11:24 AM · If you really like La Folia, try playing the Schirmer edition, my teacher says that it's a better edition. I'm playing Schirmer La Folia right now, and I find that it's an absolutely beautiful piece. The only thing is that this edition is much harder than the suzuki edition. If your interested, you may want to check it out

September 18, 2005 at 08:31 PM · I have a full plate right now ^_^U but I'll keep that in mind, I hadn't even touched that piece in 2 years...I have heard other versions that sound more difficult. In either case, I was asking a more general question about student repertoire.

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