Dvorak cello concerto
For any of you that have played the viola transcription of the Dvorak cello concerto, how difficult would you rate it?
The Dvorak is not an easy piece of music - for cello. I have not seen the viola transcription, but my experience with "these things" has been that the viola transcriptions are easier than the original cello music is on the cello because they seem to fall into a more limited range of pitch.
I intend to buy the part aha, but thought I'd check out the difficulty of it before hand. The Dvorak concerto is one of my favourite pieces of all time
My daughter (15) is a cellist and I think she pretty much considers the Dvorak concerto to be the best of the literature. Among cellists it is considered a very hard piece.
I agree Paul, but its only for my personal satisfaction of playing it, not like for a concert or anything
Sure, but if you're keen on improvement (I think you may have alleged as much previously that you were envisioning entrance to conservatoire) then you want to work on stuff that will build your skill. Certainly this piece can, if you work on it in the right way.
What entails the right way aha
I have never found working on my dream pieces to ultimately be very satisfying - the gap between my skill and what I want the piece to sound like is too great. For me, it was building my skills with my teacher and following a traditional course of study until my skills arrived at the point where the dream pieces were finally accessible.
Christian, I could agree about Payday bars. I hope you didn't open up a candy war!
They are the Mozart of candy bars. Their simplicity and balance can be taken for naive, in a world full of Mahleresque Take 5 bars and Whatchamacallits, but their flavor is, well, frankly, operatic and direct; an expression of humankind's primordial nature.
Not heard of them aha
Andres, the B-flat in the slow movement is by now means the only note that Elgar wrote below viola range. At the beginning of the concert, following the chords and the downward slide, the cello starts of the B below bottom C. Tertis put 10 notes up an octave there, after which we have to jump down a minor 10th - The cellist just goes down a minor third.
John: Quoting myself earlier, I wrote: