What to do after Bach's double?
Hi, I wanted to know what kind of pieces you guys recommend after doing Bach's double (first movement). Pieces that are at the same level or in the next one, may be something from Mozart or Haydn, as I've never played any piece composed by them (well, just like Beethoven and an infinite list of others). What comes to your mind?
Seitz violin concertos I think are good goals
Vivaldi g minor comes after the Bach Double 2nd violin part in the Suzuki books and it's a great piece to learn although I don't think it's any harder than the Bach part. After that, Bach a minor.
Actually, should the question not be: "What to do BEFORE the Bach double?" This is after all one of the eternal high points of the repertoire. Being able to technically play it does not cut it for such a piece.
I remember the Bach Double as one of the big highlights of my childhood playing. I was so excited to be able to get to do it, having seen it played a lot in my Suzuki program.
Albrecht, what's your point?
That is the end of the road. After Bach double, you donate your violin, shave your head and go to a monastery for the rest of your life.
Paul, there are some frequent contributors whose posts to these discussion are usually interesting but often tangential if not entirely orthogonal to what the OP is hoping to learn. So it goes.
Rocky, thanks for the laugh, that was really funny!
I have survived a few years after Bach double, actually.
Yes, that's exactly what I said. I told you one thing is being able to play it, like I am, more or less, and another different thing is to perform it in a professional way. I said I think I'm ages away from playing this double as good as I want it to sound.
Those were CDs from a public library (in the Greater Boston area).
Oh man, I'm one of the few people that was not into the Bach Double... my teacher had me do Thais Meditation after the Bach Double.
I've played a little bit of Meditation before, mostly by ear, never really practiced that piece seriously. I few months ago or even a year that was. I remember it to be quite challenging.
If I may add more praise for Bach's double concerto: It works great as a violin duo. Not for performance purposes but for private enjoyment. It seems complete when played only by two violins. Amazing.
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