Easy Mozart repertoire?
I'm searching for some easy Mozart repertoire I could look forward to study with my teacher when we restart classes in a couple of months.
I've finished Vivaldi A minor and the Corrente from Corelli Op. 5 No. 7. I'm also being introduced to 4th and 5th positions, which are not being specially hard.
Are Mozart sonatas for violin and piano out of my reach? If not, which are the easier ones to start with?
And finally, what's the typical "Mozart graded repertoire"?
Thank you very much.
Depends on your age and experience. I don’t have much Mozart sonata experience but plenty on Mozart concerti. After Vivaldi a minor, I went to the g minor and g major concertos, which were really easy, then my teacher introduced me to Bach concertos, then Haydn, Kabalesky, then Mozart 3 and 4 were next on the list, which are standard repertoire along with Mozart 5 because most conservatories ask for a Mozart concerto.
Mozart sonata in G Major, K 301, is beautiful and much more accessible than any of the concertos.
Studying the first violin part of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" may also be a suggestion. I know I learned a lot from that.
Not everyone has to play Mozart at the level of a world class soloist, he probably means easy technically.
Of course., Xuanyuan. I’m searching for pieces that are technically not too difficult. I can’t play like a world class soloist... yet. Give me some years and you’ll witness the debut of Miguel Pitti at the Scala di Milano... (sigh! Just dreaming).
Assuming you have access to a decent pianist - the Paris 1778 Sonatas might be the place to start (Kv301-306). Avoid the temptation to start with the early sonatas, written as a child, they are much harder. I would not describe any Mozart as easy however, but why not have a go.
Probably the K301 or the K304 sonatas. They're going to be harder than Vivaldi A Minor though. There's a Bb major sonata in there, which is very popular, but I think it's harder still, partly because Bb is not such a violin-friendly key as G major or E minor.
My first reaction was that there is no easy Mozart. Maybe do Haydn or Boccherini instead. But early Mozart Sonatas or Quartets should be possible. Mozart concertos #1 and 2, are Not easier, but are done much less often.
Miguel - check out the "Hague" sonatas by Mozart (K. 26-31), six delightful sonatas he wrote while in Holland. They are a perfect stepping stone to later Mozart sonatas and the early Beethoven sonatas.
I'd add the K304 (I think) E minor sonata which may be of a similar difficulty to G major
I don't think Haydn composed much in the way of violin sonatas, if at all. But always worth looking at if it's Haydn are the first violin parts in his many string duos, string trios, and of course quartets. See IMSLP.
I find K303 to be the most accessible of that set of opera.