Need help picking a concerto!

May 26, 2006 at 06:21 AM · As I was going through all my etude and flesch books, it suddenly dawned on me that I don't have a concerto to play! I just finished All State and my jury at prep and right now I have no concerto. I know now that I'm going to play Partita no. 2(w/ chaconne) by JS Bach and a Hindemidth Sonata, however I need a concerto because college auditions and concerto competitions are coming up, and I need a peice that will "wow" the judges. My teacher is suggesting I play Bruch Scottish Fantasy or the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor. Which one would you suggest? Also if there are any others peices in that difficulty range that are worth playing please TELL ME! (all accept Saint Seans)

My CONCERTO(not sonata, show peices etc.) repertoire is:

Bach----E major

Haydn---C major

Mozart--no. 3,4

Viotti--no. 23, 22

Lalo----Syphonie Espagnole

ps. Just a side question- Is Bruch SF harder than no. 2?

Replies (5)

May 26, 2006 at 07:26 AM · Barber!!

May 26, 2006 at 05:25 PM · lol, is it a good peice?

May 26, 2006 at 05:26 PM ·

May 26, 2006 at 10:57 PM · Yes

May 27, 2006 at 12:42 AM · My advice - get onto the ABRSM website and have a look at their syllabus - they're all online. I think at your level you'd be looking at DipABRSM or LRSM repertoire. Take a look there and look at the concertos that they list. Any one of them would be a good choice. Get some recordings and have a listen to them and decide which ones you like.

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