Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Hi guys, I might be starting on Mendelssohn violin concerto, and would like to know if there is a particular order in which people learn the movements? For example, shouls I play the first, second or third movements first? Thanks a lot!
I think people who are not taking lessons may start on the 2nd movement, which has lower technical bowing requirements. That's how I started approaching it (without a teacher) at age 14. I then worked on the rest of it. Then I undertook the Beethoven because my 16th birthday present was to be attending Heifetz performance of the Beethoven with the Baltimore Symphony (what an experience that was).
If you have the technique to play the whole thing (which hopefully you should), it's better to work sequentially through a concerto, starting with the first movement.