Even faster: Chuck Norris speed 16th Paganini Caprice
In every violinist career there comes a time when you reach a point where only true talent can take you even further. That is, of course, when you are forced to make a lifetime decision: to speed the hell up or to play boring slow classy pieces forever.
So this is a call, for every single soloist out there, to encourage you to share in this post the fastest possible playing capabilities you've got under the hood. I'm talking about Chuck Norris speed here, go big or go home. Play Paganini's 24th under 2 minutes, 16th under 30 seconds, play Spring Sonata under 20 seconds, play Frank sonata under 45 seconds. I challenge you!
Remember Heifetz once said:
"Only a true maestro will be capable of transform a violino into a fire pit"
This reminds me of being nine years old and wanting to play the Fiocco Allegro as fast as possible.
WE all had those speed contests and the Fiocco Allegro was a common target. And Fiorillo No. 28. But we were KIDS then.
You must lead by example, OP.
Fast is only one leg of the virtuoso "tripod."
Loud, fast and high... Jesus, how beautiful! That's exactly the style which got me started with the violin!
I'm currently in the middle of the Fiocco Allegro fast-as-possible contest with my 9yo! She's driving me insane with it. Play it slow and clean, kid!
Has she heard the 11-year-old Menuhin? :-)
Oh no, not showing her that!!!!
It's both fast and clean! :-)
Thanks for the link Lydia as i really enjoyed that Menuhin clip.
Actually it isnt so hard to play while pedaling on exercise bike.
Caprice No.16 by Paganini on A BIKE