Difficulty of movements in Bach A minor Sonata
I would like to find out about the relatve difficulty of the Grave and Andante in Bach's Sonata for Solo Violin in A minor, and some pros and cons of playing either.
Thanks in advance!
For what purpose? Ideally you would learn the whole sonata.
The Andante was described to me by the father of young violinist that I know as the S&P movement that gives the least return on your investment in effort and stress.
Actually, I find the reverse for the Andante. One other advantage of that movement is that it can be played independently. The Grave ends on V, so requires the fugue to make it resolve to I.
You need a whole fugue just to end on I?
Well, Bach found it useful. The truly intelligent and lazy may come up with other solutions.
If lazy gets the job done I'll take that. LOL
@Lydia it is for the violin competition which I mentioned in the other thread about choosing sonatas
If they ask for a sonata and do not specify unaccompanied Bach is okay, you cannot substitute Bach for a sonata with piano.