Next Piece

October 7, 2018, 2:32 PM · Hi all! I recently finished playing the bruch concerto and my teacher gave me a few options for my next piece. I have the choice of saint saens 3 and wieniawski 2. Which one? I am concerned because I am a high school student with a lot of work and I am afraid I won’t have enough time to prepare for my recital in January. If you have other piece suggestions, let me know! Thanks!

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October 7, 2018, 2:40 PM · I'd choose between those two based on which you like better. Wieniawski 2 has the advantage if you get truly time-crunched and you just need to do a single movement for your recital, the Romance (2nd movement) is easy. :-)
October 7, 2018, 6:50 PM · Maybe your teacher would be receptive to the idea of picking up a couple of lighter show-pieces between now and your recital -- pieces that (a) still has pedagogical value, (b) aren't super long individually, and (c) you could play as encores.
October 8, 2018, 9:00 AM · Paul, do you have suggestions for pieces like that?
October 8, 2018, 9:25 AM · Maybe the Wieniawski Scherzo-Tarantelle or the A-major Polonaise Brilliante?

Or a Sarasate work? Maybe the Introduction & Tarantella?

October 8, 2018, 11:22 AM · you could try the mendelssohn.

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