In watching the Vivaldi episode, I was inspired to learn Vivalid's Four Seasons (lol).
Although I love the music, I never learned, nor had the inclination to learn this piece until now.
I was introduced to the violin when I was 7yrs old, and was taught in the Suzuki method. I played until I was in high school, then stopped when I went to college.
Ten yrs after college, I decided to take up the violin again and studied under a violin performance professor/conductor from a local university.
I had to re-learn (so to speak), playing again. My new violin teacher taught me in the traditional method. And in the 3 years that I studied with him, he improved my bowing, my vibrato, my scales, and whatever he thought/perceived was wrong with my playing skills.
Under his tutelage, I was able to improve my then "audition" piece for him (Vivaldi in A minor - nachez version). I can play both Nachez and non-Nachez versions of the Vivald A minor much better now than I ever had (lol). Among the pieces I learned to play while under him were some romantic short pieces, Bach Double, Accolay, Beethoven violin sonata - opus 24 to be exact, Bruch Concerto in G Minor, and Bach's Sonatas and Partitas.
After 3 yrs, I had to give it up, because I started to have a family, and family matters took precedence. Now with kids in private school, and themselves taking violin, piano, ballet, and karate lessons, among other things, I don't have the time, nor the financial wherewithal to take up violin lessons for myself again.
I've been practicing at least 30 minutes a day, and sometimes more on weekends. I know this is probably not enough, but this is all I have time for now.
With all that being said, I want to tackle Vivaldi's Four Seasons on my own, and perhaps with the help of some youtube videos. Is the Barenreiter edition good? Or does anyone have other recommendations?
As you would have guessed, I am an amatuer violin player. I occasionally play in church, but I do have realistic expectations of what I am skilled at (lol).
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