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!
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. :-)
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.
Paul, do you have suggestions for pieces like that?
Maybe the Wieniawski Scherzo-Tarantelle or the A-major Polonaise Brilliante?
you could try the mendelssohn.