What is a virtuosi piece?

Edited: September 20, 2019, 4:14 PM · Hello,
Just looking on competitions repertoire,
I find "things" that are call :virtuosi pieces.
What are these?
Is it all Paganini pieces or is it tchaik. and sib. concerto?
Waiting for answers for this question(which may be extremely stupid)
Practicing

Replies (6)

September 20, 2019, 5:57 PM · Your question is sort of unclear and challenging to understand. However virtuoso pieces are typically short of long and not concerti. Short think: Sarasate dances, Kreisler short works, wienawski short works, Paganini caprices, Ernst. Maybe for longer works: pagganinia, Carmen fantasy (Sarasate And waxman.) nel cor piu, Wieniawski theme and variations.
This is no exhaustive list but they most likely mean show pieces however from your post I can’t really say.
September 20, 2019, 6:14 PM · I would agree with Mark. Typically showy offy type pieces as mentioned above
Edited: September 20, 2019, 9:41 PM · Yeah, that's what competitions/schools mean when they say virtuoso piece.

Generally they'll ask for a concerto separately.

September 21, 2019, 1:17 AM · Also don't forget Ravel Tzigane, Saint-Saens' Havanaise and Introduction and Rondo Capriciosso!
September 21, 2019, 5:05 AM · The following list contains quite a few of them, but there are still many others, e.g., Bazzini "Dance of the Goblins" is not on it:

https://www.cdsheetmusic.com/products/disk_contents.php?product=1

September 22, 2019, 9:08 PM · It was Bazzini. (Carlo Rizzi's last words. Sort of.)


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