Duo Violin Piece options
Happy New Year everyone!
Could you help me by proposing a duo Violin piece (First & Second Violin) for two of us. Our choices are Bach, Vivaldi or Mozart.
PS: We are currently at Grade 6 and 7 (Trinity College of London) in Violin.
Does it have to be one of those three composers? If you’re both good at counting, you might enjoy one of the Telemann Canonic Duos.
I like the first or the second better than the others.
The Canonic Duos are straightforward enough that you could just sight-read them to determine which you want to perform.
Leclair's are really nice, I'm thinking number 5, but they are all pretty nice.
Heifetz did a 2-violin arrangement of the Handel-Halvorsen duo.
There are always the Bartok duos, although they are relatively short.
Here is a duet option.
Thanks everyone for your comments.
Some more suggestions :
Is it for fun, for a performance (if so, what kind of performance) or for something else? There are SO many duos available.
The Bartok duos are short but they are great, unlike a lot of other violin duos. Also: They are written for students which is why they are ordered by difficulty with the least demanding ones (technically) coming first. You can choose a few of them and play them as a "suite".
I have seen Perlman and Zukerman do some of the Bartok duos in performance, so those would clearly be acceptable choices. They come in various levels of difficulty, and there are 44 of them, so plenty to choose from.
I'll try out the Bartok duo pieces. Thank you.
Another good Telemann choice would be the Sonatas for 2 flutes or violins TWV 40:101-106. Many of Mozart's duos for horns KV487 can be played 'as is' on violins; others can be modified slightly to be played on violins.
Mazas duos are quite nice and short