Violin concertos for student done with suzuki book 5
Suggestions for violin concertos as a student pretty much finished with suzuki book 5? I’ve checked out Accolay and Kabalevsky, and enjoyed both quite well! Also checked out Viotti, but I’m a bit on the fence with that one. I like pieces with a sort of melodrama to them, but I also like to try all sorts of techniques and tones. I also like double stops and some left hand pizz
Around that level my kids played Seitz Concerto in G Minor (much harder than the Book 4 pieces), then Accolay, then Viotti and Kabalevsky. In there was also deBeriot 9 and some smaller pieces like Boy Paganini and Czardas.
Lucy - aren't those three still a bit of a jump after Book 5?
DD is now working on the Saint-Saëns, and it’s been several years since she got past Suzuki Book 5. WAY too big of a leap. What Susan suggested sounds like a good progression.
It depends on the trajectory of the student. Book 5 is like Vivaldi G Minor, right? Kabalevsky and Viotti are both significant jumps from that, but if you've gone from Twinkle to the end of Book 5 in three months then probably you'll be fine. By the way Viotti wrote a lot of concertos besides just No. 23. I personally find No. 22 more musically rewarding.
Yeah, Suzuki book 5 is Vivaldi G minor. So the next step is usually something like Haydn G major, then Bach A minor, and then possibly an easier Viotti like No. 23. Then maybe something like Kreutzer No. 13 before DeBeriot No. 9, Mozart 3 (the G major), and then finally Kabalevsky. Order there depends on a student's strengths and weaknesses, but Suzuki book 5 is years away from the major Romantic concerto repertoire.
I think you would enjoy the Solos for Young Violinists books in general, if you don't know them. Lots of musically expressive pieces , different styles but plenty of emotive parts, and I find the short pieces so nice for filling in bits and pieces of technique that support the bigger solo works.
I agree with Paul's mention of "Souvenir de Sarasota".
I Stand corrected. I guess the seitz Concerto in G Minor is a better choice.
The next Suzuki books offer a pretty good progression, with La Folia, Vivaldi G minor and Bach A minor. And then you can supplement with Accolay, Kreisler pieces, Vitali Chaconne, Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances.
Bach A Minor; Seitz No. 1 D Major.