For Violin & String Orchestra
Any good works out there for violin and string orchestra (preferably from the 20th Century, I don't need to play the Four Seasons again)? I'm looking ahead to May when I get to solo with my school chamber orchestra on a work/movement shorter than ten minutes.
In terms of my ability, I'm polishing the first movement of the Glazunov Concerto right now.
The chamber orchestra is quite skilled (we played Ginastera's First Quartet as a string orchestra last year), so ensemble ability shouldn't be a problem unless it's something crazy hard like Berio or Schnittke.
The Glazunov is a single-movement concerto. Are you basically saying that you've only worked on the opening but will learn the whole thing? Or that's all that your teacher intends to teach -- i.e. the rest of the work is beyond your technical level?
1. The lesser-played Mendelssohn D Minor concerto uses a string orchestra.
Although the Glazunov's structured as a single movement, recordings generally split it up into three sections.
There's always Vitali Chaconne! There is also an arrangement for string orchestra of Meditation.
Thought of one more: Arutiunian Concerto. It is really nice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWs3Lk8DEYw I'm not sure if it is hard to get the parts though. It's from the 1980s so still under copyright.
What about Fantasie, aka Scene de Ballet,by deBeriot.... Good times!
A student at the Glazunov level shouldn't be playing anything like Scene de Ballet. They should be doing fully professional repertoire.
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