I'm almost finishing Schumann violin sonata in a minor and my teacher gave me some pieces to the next year. Which one do u recommend more? Please try to create an order (easiest to the most difficult)
-beethoven sonata n5
-kabalevsky violin concerto
-Allemande from partita n2
-bruch 1st mov
If u have any other recommendation, tell me pls
Actually you could do pretty well taking those pieces in the order you've written them. Maybe work on the Allemande while working on one of the faster ones. For the Beethoven ("Spring") and Brahms Scherzo, you do need a good pianist, but if you just did Schumann then maybe you have solved this problem.
My opinion only, order of difficulty:
Summer presto is harder than beethoven sonata? And what about Mozart 5?
Oh, sorry, Mozart 5 is harder than almost all of them except maybe Brahms and Bruch. I wish people would not teach Mozart too early but so many teachers do.
I don't teach violin but I think if someone has done all three movements of Kabalevsky (clean, in tune, up to tempo) plus a Beethoven sonata (same criteria of course), then they're probably ready for Mozart. Most students do Mozart 3 first. Also this presumes that the student has done all of the other stuff that would be preparatory for Mozart like Haydn G Major, Bach A Minor, and at least a few of the Handel sonatas. But if you did Bruch before Mozart most people would wonder why. Also the Brahms Scherzo ("Sonatensatz") is not nearly as hard for the violin as other Brahms sonata material in my opinion. Getting it to gel with the piano -- technically and interpretively -- is challenging.
I didn't play Haydn g major because I hate this concert but I played bach a minor (all 3 movements). Is there any other movement more interesting than Allemande? I like this movement but I really wanna know if there is any other at the same level that I could play (I've played double from partita 1 and gigue from partita 3)
The Adagio from the G minor sonata is the same level on ABRSM
The Adagio from the g minor sonata is MUCH MUCH MUCH harder than the Allemande and I am astonished that anyone would think otherwise.
I think Allemande is a bit more difficult to interpretate than gigue d minor. My teacher said that I should try something different like Mozart concertos and she recommended 5. She said that 3 is too easy and it would be a challenge to play 5. Bruch is a big step I think, I don't know if I'm ready to play it...
Emphasis on it would be a challenge to play 5
The Allemande is harder interpretively than the Giga in the D-minor Partita (No. 2) because it's slower and some of the harmonic transitions are not at all obvious. The Giga is harder technically than the Allemande but still there aren't any double stops, and that's (at least partly) what makes a lot of the other Bach movements harder, and the Giga tells a more obvious "story" in terms of the overall form, locations of the climaxes, and so on. Basically at your level you can do the whole of the D minor Partita except for the Chacconne. The Sarabande is hard because of all the double stops but it's beautiful and you can't avoid double stops forever. I will never forget what my teacher told me when I started the Allemande: "You are going to learn a lot about your violin." The B minor Sarabande is harder than the D minor.
Another chalk and cheese discussion ;)
In response to Jake Watson saying: "The Adagio from the G minor sonata is the same level on ABRSM":
But IMO you can land all the notes perfectly in tempo - but it still won't sound good or like Mozart ;)
What do you think about frank sonata in a major? I know this is a challenge and that's not as easy as some people think bur I would love to play it
Is that Mozart K305 played in the altogether?
The Franck isn't particularly hard, especially if you are making practical fingering choices rather than maximizing control over tone color.
The 3rd Movement is easier to interpret if you look at Franck's "speedmarking" and listen to one or two organ fantasias (I missed that point when I was studying it).
"The Franck isn't particularly hard, especially if you are making practical fingering choices rather than maximizing control over tone color. "
OK my teacher gave me franck 1st mov, Allemande in d minor. Now I have to decide which concerto I'm going to play: kabalevsky, Mozart a major or bruch g minor...
Odd. Allemande is not in the same league as the Frank and even less so the Bruch. But maybe the idea is to give you something reachable ;)
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