Need a piece to suggest to teacher
My current lessons teacher would like me to suggest a piece id like to work on. We decided on Symphonie Espangole, but I decided that was just a little bit too much for me right now. I’m trying to find pieces, doesn’t have to be a concerto, to listen to and look at that I can suggest during my next lesson. The only concertos I can think of are Bruch and Mendelssohn, which I’d rather not work on until I’m back in school in August with my professor.
I’m mostly just looking for pieces within the Bruch-Lalo difficulty range. I’d like a multi movement piece, but I’m also looking into show/salon pieces, as well as solo Bach.
An off the wall idea - how about the Brahms G Major Sonata (Op. 78) - it's very beautiful?
I’m not sure a sonata is the best idea, since I won’t have a pianist to work with.
Have you done any of the Sarasate showpieces?
I have not.
You could try the Zapateado. It's fun, and a nice piece to have in your repertoire.
I would like to preface with I am not a violinist so have not played the pieces but am educated on the general level and can tell based on seeing the score typically.
Most multi-movement pieces are concertos or sonatas. In addition to Bach there is also Ysaye, however I'm thinking those might be even harder than Lalo?
I would like to learn Mozart 4 or 5 at some point, I've only done 3 and I really enjoyed learning it.
Romanza Andaluza by Sarasate is a lot of fun to play and very learnable; easier than Zapateado, and easier than Bruch.
If Bruch and Mendelssohn are doable, Zapateado should be, too. Although I agree that the Introduction & Tarantella is less difficult. (Romanza Andaluza is, as Mary Ellen noted, also easier.)
Ill take a look at these suggestions.