Next piece after Bach E major VC
I’d like to give my teacher some suggestions about pieces to play next. I just finished Bach E major VC for the second time ( polishing and cleaning things up). She always asks if I have any ideas of what I might want to play and if it’s out of my reach or I can’t think of anything she makes some suggestions. What are some good pieces to play next?
Have you done Bruch Concerto (in g minor)? I think at this point it would be a good challenge. Or maybe something like Mozart Concerto No. 3 in G Major would be good for you.
Ive asked her about Bruch g minor and we both agree its out of my reach right now. I think I asked her about Mozart 3 a few months ago and I believe she said it's out of my reach right now as well.
Perhaps the Haydn G major concerto?
I completely forgot about Haydn. And, to be honest, I've never heard Kabalevsky so I'll need to give it a listen!
The problem here is the abundance of choices. At least as soon as you look beyond the concerto repertoire. You could try a Beethoven sonata (except the two last ones). Or any of Bach's violin/"obbligato clavier" sonatas. Or a whole selection of Haydn or Mozart string quartet parts.
Haydn G Major is very good. If you have played Bach E Major, however, then I agree with Albrecht that the Haydn G Major is kind of a step down. But, it's a great piece and if it only takes you a few weeks to do it, then it's in your repertoire, and you will learn from doing it. I agree further with Albrecht that the Haydn C Major is worth considering, however in my own experience it is comparable in difficulty to Mozart G Major (comparing first movements). Also please consider the Beethoven Romances, as they are very good preparation for Mozart. My daughter found Kabalevsky just as hard as Mozart. She did a recording of the 2nd and 3rd movements of the Kabalevsky to include with her college application (engineering schools).