I can't claim real depth of knowledge about classical music, but am itching to have a go at it. Thing is, it's a whole other world from fitting improvised lines into 3- to 6-chord progressions amidst a variety of other instruments, and that's been my usual musical environment for basically ever.
The promising part: I have one friend who's a good pianist and an ace sight-reader with a healthy classical background. She likes the idea of kicking around some violin-piano duet material. My natural inclination is more toward internal parts--e.g. second violin or even viola, though alto clef tends to trip me up--but that ain't happening anytime soon because I'm literally the nearest approximation of a violinist accessible without getting on an airplane.
So, duo it is. I guess we'd say intermediate level, in that I'm fairly competent at reading treble clef, am comfortable in first through fifth position, and am willing to work towards competence in higher ones although 7th and above, right now, are guaranteed train wrecks.
Apart from the obvious and in-progress option of soliciting my friend's suggestions, I would appreciate tremendously any repertoire recommendations y'all would care to offer, or even mumbles and gestures in some general direction.
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