Help with a new concerto
Hi everyone. My teacher wants me to choose a new concerto ( just the 1st mov) and I said that I would do a researche and then I would tell her. However, I really don't know what to play. I would like something not as difficult as Mozart #5 but not as easy as Beriot 9, kabalevsky, bach A minor or E major. I don't want any Bruch, Symphonie Espagnole... I would love to hear some of your suggestions. I accept something different, something that you don't listen too often.
Thank you!! <3
What have you been playing?
I've played bach A minor, Meditation Thais, Beethoven Spring Sonata, Schumann sonata 1, hungarian dance #5 and Bach solo ( sarabande d minor partita and gavotte en rondeau e major partita). I've done some of Kreutzer Etudes and I'm working on Fiorillo Caprices
They might be too much of a leap up, but Conus, Khachaturian, or Barber might be good options if you want something a bit less standard. The first movement of each is pretty straightforward. Slightly easier would be Accolay and Rode #7, but Accolay may be too easy.
I think Viotti 22 would be a good choice. Vieuxtemps 2, which is a bit harder than the Viotti, wouldn't be bad, although it's not taught that often.
I agree with Christian about that Viotti. It is really beautiful music.
Given what you're played, Kabalevsky actually seems like a good idea. Spohr 8, and DeBeriot 7 or DeBeriot 1, or the DeBeriot Scene de Ballet, might also be in the right ballpark. Conus is a step up in difficulty.
I find conus and vieuxtemps 2 kinda difficult. Khachaturian is cool, but it's a bit large... I liked Rode #7 and Spohr #8. However, Spohr's cadenza scares me XD
Spohr's cadenza for No. 8 is not too difficult, but playing the whole concerto at a good artistic level is. Practice thirds well (you *need* them anyway.)
Another vote here for Viotti No. 22. Here's a great recording with the violin part showing on the screen.
I played Mozart 5 1st movement for my ALCM, having some five years earlier played 1st movement Mozart 3 for Grade 7, followed soon by Nardini for Grade 8 (I did so much better for Grade 7 than for Grade 8. My teacher thought at the time it was because I took Grade 8 too soon, but I wonder whether it was me finding the Grade 7 syllabus being so more inspiring musically (Mozart 3, Beethoven C minor slow movement, Bach Emajor Giga, as against Nardini, Delius Legend, and some study or other). If this seems a bit strange, let me explain that I had switched to viola for three or four years in between Grade 8 and ALCM.
This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.