Bruch double concerto

August 24, 2019, 3:20 AM · Hello.
How difficult are the 2 solo parts for the Bruch double concerto? (I'm talking about the violin version). If not that difficult, I have a friend I could play with.
Thanks!

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August 24, 2019, 8:08 AM · Are you referring to his Op. 88 written for clarinet & viola - with the violin part transcribed for violin?

The parts are free on IMSLP. It looks reasonable to me but I have not tried it. The problem with woodwind parts transcribed for strings is that sometimes they can be in an "uncomfortable" key (awkward string crossings, etc.). At least there shouldn't be any double stops!

Take a look at it and decide how it flows for your hands.

August 24, 2019, 8:23 AM · I think I've seen it there. I would most likely play the viola part. My friend is able to play most things (he's at conservatoire playing violin here in the UK)
August 24, 2019, 11:58 AM · The viola part is upper-intermediate. There are a few awkward shifts and string crossings, but nothing extremely difficult.
August 24, 2019, 12:04 PM · @Andrew Hsieh, that bodes well. Thanks

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