Vanhal C major concerto
Hello. I was wondering if anyone knew the technical difficulty of Vanhal's C major viola concerto? What is it comparable to?
Stylistically I would imagine it to be the same as playing Haydn/Mozart/Hoffmeister
Thanks in advance.
Only the solo part is available on IMSLP – not the orchestral parts, score or even a piano reduction (why?) - so this would be a problem if performance is intended. I cannot find mention of the viola concerto elsewhere, but the Naxos album of three violin concertos by Vanhal mentions that the sheet music for these is published by Artaria.com, which could be a source for the viola concerto.
I've been trying to change that haha. I've got a Baerenreiter edition of the concerto with the piano reduction
Vanhal is easier on Warchal strings!
Why's that? I've never used Warchal on my violib or viola
It's pretty straightforward to play - unless you try to read it fast as Josef Suk in his recording available on YouTube.
It seems to be the best classical concerto to start at least. Because hoffmeister is actually quite uncomfortable then stamitz and is a harder opening than stamitz. This would seem a great piece to play because the opening is Loud and easy to play in tune and you do the same note three times. A great piece where you can work your nerves out easily in the first couple bars.
I'd start with Vanhal or Joseph Schubert (which I've recently discovered)