My teacher just gave me Viotti 's violin Concerto n°23 , and during these holidays(I'm in France),I wanna play the 1st mov ALMOST perfectly.
What is difficult and how to correct it?
Is musicality difficult?
Well I've seen that the truplets in 6th position with 4th finger extention on the second page aren't easy!
What do we usually play after?(maybe Mozart 4 or 5,Bruch 1 ,Saint-Saëns or Mendelssohn ?
Waiting for your answers and practicing...
Viotti is never musically difficult.
Thanks for your answers Paul
Paul, any piece worth playing is by definition musically difficult. If Viotti 23 is worth playing is of course another question...
The running sixteenth notes take a little drill to get clean, and the triplets that you mentioned can be tricky. There's not a lot of musical subtlety to be found though.
Albrecht I'm glad we agree. Guillermo, there just isn't that much musical content in Viotti as there is in Mozart.
I have worked on Haydn's C-Major concerto and I find it great, the last movement a bit less great than the first two.
Guillermo, do you have a teacher? Does your teacher play the violin? What does your teacher say?
Love the Viotti 22nd-a beloved concerto by many performers and composers of the romantic era. And for good reason, in my strong view.
It may be the teacher's wise choice to postpone the great concertos and the Mozart 3-5, until both your technique and musicianship are more mature. This is especially true if you plan on being a professional player. You don't want to turn the more primitive approach to a piece into permanent habits. The Haydn and Mozart 1&2 are also good choices. On the other hand, if you are an amateur or semi-pro, like me, who will never actually perform those great pieces, then go ahead and work on things like the Beethoven concerto, for the shear enjoyment of it.
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