Repetoire for Begginners
Hi so I'm a high school junior and I have been struggling to find repetoire for myself to learn. I have never played a concerto before, and although that is my goal to eventually to play concertos like Mendalsohn or Sibeleus, I am a long ways away. But are there any ideas for peices that aren't super challenging that would help lead to more advance peices. If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
Do you have a private teacher?
I have played small excerpts from Vivaldi's Concerto in a minor from both the first and third movement. I have also played a small portion of Meditation from Thais. I do have have a private teacher, however he ussally does not have me play large peices and rather likes to focus on smaller peices for technique purposes. However I think I might be able to learn faster if I were given a peice that I was able to use the things that I have learned so far in.
My first and strongest suggestion is to have an honest conversation with your teacher.
It sounds as though you need a teacher who is on your wavelength or one you can trust more.
In addition to Mary Ellen's recommendations, look at the following (after you finish Vivaldi A Minor):
I have a concerto suggestion for you. It's the B Minor Concerto by Oskar Rieding. It's well known to violinists -- I think even Perlman may have recorded it, but I'm not sure. Anyway it's an easy piece but it's a whole three-movement concerto. See the link below.
I agree with Mary Ellen that a conversation with your teacher is in order.
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