What do you think about Schumann sonata?
Hi. Today my teacher gave me Schumann sonata n1 a minor 1st mov. I really like it and
i think I've never read anything about this piece. I would like to know your opinion: do you think it's a difficult piece? When did u learn it? What should I play after this sonata?
Ps: I play the violin for 12 years
I performed it last year - I think you can tell a really great piece, and for me this was, if you still love it after working on it that hard! Not difficult technically, but wonderful if you are expressive yourself.
And what piece do you think I should play after Schumann sonata?
Depends on what you've done before I guess - but I'm not a teacher. What does yours suggest? Pieces are often chosen to work on your weaknesses or to show your strengths.
Elise Stanley: I've played
You should do Kabalevsky and Mozart before Bruch.
Do you think i should be more advanced as I've been playing the violin for 12 years? I started when I was 4 yo
If you can find a pianist capable of playing the Schumann sonatas with you you should do all 3. They are "readable" and then worth working on to get to their core.
I think that's a wonderful way to interpretate the importance of violin-piano's "relationship"
All 3 Brahms sonatas, the sonatas of Mozart and Beethoven, as well as Grieg, Faure No. 1, Franck, Ravel, Richard Strauss.
"Do you think i should be more advanced as I've been playing the violin for 12 years?"
"Should" be more advanced is a complex question and it depends on the quality of the teaching you've received, and how well you practice, and how much you practice daily.
If you always have three different teachers you might have a problem advancing in anything like a straight line! If there is no logistic issue, why not commit to one and follow their course?
By the way, I love to work on sonatas - its a lot easier finding a pianist (and yes, you usually have to pay them else you generally get one that can not keep up) than an orchestra! One way to do this is to work hard on the violin part and then go to a summer festival to work with the pianist and perform.
Lots of students end up with 3 teachers in a year. That happens when you do a teacher switch and attend a summer festival where you study with a third teacher. Or, you take a strings class in school and study a second instrument, where the teachers will give their feedback, sometimes in an off-the-cuff way that's not intended to interfere with what your private teacher does. More context is needed before assuming he "always" studies with 3 teachers.
I agree with the whole of Frieda's post. My suggestions were intended as "listen to these for fun" not as "play these in the future".
I agree with Freida too! Sometimes things seem a little hasty because we can only go with the information provided. If we put in every proviso these posts would never stop!
Never anything wrong with Mozart sonata. As previously suggested, you could also do some sort of fun "showy offy" type pieces, such as Kreisler
@Afonso Marques, July 29, 2019
To be assigned either of the Schumann sonatas by your teacher is a compliment to your technical and musical ability. I love them and return to them again and again with chamber music partners. It takes a very good pianist.
Schumann's later output gets lots of unfair criticism due to his illness, yet his music remained "true Schumann" throughput-as is the case with his violin works.
Ms. Matesky - your memoir above is so dramatic and fairly leaps from the page...are you a novelist? Your Milstein stories would be a nail-biter...
@ Andrew Sords ~
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Thank you everyone, you re fantastic. Your advices will help me a lot. Just one more thing... Lots of people say that I should play 2nd and 3rd movement but do you have any other suggestion? These are some pieces that I would like to play and I would like to know if u think I'm ready to play them: bruch violin concerto n1, praeludium Allegro, kabalevsky violin concerto, Mozart 5, Mozart 4
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