Free Violin Concerto Editions
A few years ago I made free editions of four standard violin concertos by me available on my Baylor University website. The url has changed recently to an updated version which is: https://www.baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=952983
The concertos are Mendelssohn, Bruch #1, Lalo Symphonie Espagnol, and Saint Saens #3.
Each has an edited version, an urtext version, and a piano reduction all notated on Finale.
The bowings and fingerings are based upon my studies with Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold, and Dorothy Delay.
I was assisted by the input of current violin teachers in this process. These include Kenneth Goldsmith (Rice U.), Andrew Jennings (Umich), Joseph Gatwood (Catholic U.), Gerald Fischbach (U. of Maryland).
I am certain that these editions supersede any others currently commercially available and have a great price of free.
Nice! That's really helpful!
I've used your Bruch and Lalo editions for a number of students now, they are wonderful! Thank you so much.
Amazing! Thank you.
What a great resource! Thanks.
Bruce, indeed, I think your editions are already more famous than you may think and it is great they will remain available online.
I used your Bruch edition when my daughter did Bruch. Good fingerings.
Wonderful, thank you!
By the way, the scale duos also on this page are fashioned after the one in G in Spohr's Violin School. I transposed it into A and Aflat keys. Also I altered it so in the accompaniment holds notes longer so as to act as a drone tone. I figured these scales would make them more fun to work on since the teacher plays along. Bruce
Thank you so much!
Dear Dr. Berg: Thank you so much for doing this and making them so available. How I wish I had had them 70 years ago when I was "messing around" with the "great" concertos. Now I find my limbs and their extensions can't seem to do what I could back then - but I won't give up.
Are you ever going to make editions of other concerti - maybe Tchaikovsky or Sibelius?
I used your edition of Mendelssohn when I learned and performed it two years ago. I am now learning your edition of Bruch for an upcoming performance in March. They are great!
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