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November 14, 2021, 10:25 AM · Hi,

I recently played:
-Wieniawski concerto 2 1st mvt
-Bruch concerto 1 1st,2nd and 3rd mvt
-Mozart n° 3 2nd,3rd mvt
-Lalo SE 1st and 3rd mvt

Which piece would you suggest me to play next?
I'v thought about Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Wieniawski 1 and Lalo 5 but some of them might be too hard.
Saint-Saens 3 could also be an option but I don't really like the development part.
Of course, I'll also discuss these options with my teacher.


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Edited: November 14, 2021, 11:44 AM · Maybe Mozart 5 or the Bach E major might be a good choice. Or a Vivaldi concerto.
November 14, 2021, 12:08 PM · Why not finish up the Mozart, Wieniawski, and Lalo?
November 14, 2021, 1:29 PM · Considering the OP is at the Wieniawski 2, Bruch, and Lalo level I would think that Vivaldi might be a step backwards for him. I agree with Stephen in that you should finish the Wieniawski, Mozart, and Lalo. The 5th movement is difficult so I understand being wary of it. When I studied Lalo I only did movements 1,2, and 4. I skipped 3 because it’s seldom played anyway (but it’s one of my favorite movements so I’d like to revisit it), and I skipped 5 because of how difficult it is and actually moved on to Bruch 1 in g minor. I also didn’t finish Lalo because most concertos have 3 move,ents but this one had 5. After learning 3 movements you can imagine I was ready to move on!
November 14, 2021, 2:34 PM · Greetings,
you really should finish the Wieniawski. The last last movement is a real technique builder and the slow is just gorgeous.
Some unaccompanied Bach would be a good idea with whatever concerto. Conus is a good one :)
Edited: November 14, 2021, 2:44 PM · Hi,
I already played Mozart 3 1st mvt 2 years ago.
The pieces I have listed were the works I have practiced and played for the last six months.
I personally feel ready for lalo 5 so I think I'll play that one.
For the 2nd and 4th mvt, I'll work on them during the summer holidays.
Of course, I'm always playing a solo Bach ( I'm currently playing bwv 1002 tempo Di borea )
Thanks for your answers.
Edited: November 14, 2021, 7:02 PM · The Wieniawski Concerto 1 is a beast…

You could play the Barber. Yes, the first movement has little pyrotechnics, but it will put your phrasing and tone to the test. Also, play the other 2 movements of the Barber; the third will make up for the lack of pyrotechnics in the first, and the 2nd is so gorgeous it would be a sin to not play it.

November 14, 2021, 5:40 PM · Greetings,
Wieniawski 1 is too big a jump. Consider Vieuxtemp 4 or even Sphor 8.
November 14, 2021, 7:01 PM · ^
November 14, 2021, 9:02 PM · After you finish the Weenie, Mozart 4 or 5 would be a nice change of pace and it's good to have a fair bit of Mozart in your wheelhouse. Have you discussed any sonatas with your teacher? Maybe not worth bothering with unless you have access to a pro-level pianist with a repertoire of violin-and-piano sonatas. And then there are show pieces, Paganini caprices, etc.

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