Is my composition for solo violin playable?

September 25, 2022, 5:43 PM · Hi, recently I posted the beginning of this piece with a question and now I present to you my whole piece with variations for solo violin. I ask you - would you say that this is playable? Which parts could be improved? Especially the jumps starting at m. 123 may be to wide? Thank you for your help!

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September 25, 2022, 6:13 PM · Measure 92 looks kind of rough, but I'm just eyeballing.
September 25, 2022, 9:48 PM · This measure has a solution: Play the second 8th on the open A, then the d with first finger and the following double top (g sharp = a flat) with 2 4. The jumps later on are playable but some of them are very difficult to play legato, maybe impossible.
October 1, 2022, 10:19 PM · As Albrecht mentioned, measures 140, 143, and 144 are quasi-impossible to play slurred. To execute those passages, a violinist would have to either jump back and forth with the bow between the G and A strings, skipping over the D, or he would need such large hands that he could stretch the suggested interval of a twelfth.

Now, if you took out the slurs, those measures would become completely playable: easy, in fact, for anyone with good bow technique. The slurs are what make those passages nearly impossible.

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