Sunday, April 20, 2014

Classical Violin Repertoire

I know that this is officially my fiddle site, but there may be some fiddlers out there who would be interested in this, my compilation of graded classical violin repertoire for my students. -Megan Beller

I have designed 10 levels of classical violin repertoire compiled from several online sources, including ASTA, and my own repertoire and experience. My students progress at an average of 1 level a year. Level 10 is conservatory level repertoire.

Also included below is list of recordings for purchase. Please considering gifting one non Suzuki violin or fiddle CD at birthday/holiday time, in addition to purchasing current solo and orchestral repertoire. Play the current Suzuki or Solos for Young Violinists album several times a week, even for older students, in addition to playing and making available some of these other classical and fiddle albums.  

Practicing Guidelines: as a rough guideline, I consider starting at 10 minutes a day and adding about 10 minutes a level/year. This adds up to over an hour after Level 6, which may be more time than some teenagers have or want to practice. As with many disciplines, the better you are, the more work it takes to get even better.

Suzuki Books 1-7
Solos for Young Violinists Books 2-6
Liz Carroll (fiddle)
Rayna Gellert (fiddle)
My Favorite Kreisler (Perlman)
Collection Vivaldi Four Seasons, Mozart Concertos
Bach Sonatas and Partitas (Milstein, Perlman, Szeryng, Poulet, Walfisch, or Hahn)
Simply Sarah (Sarah Chang plays encores or other artists’ encore collections)
Corey Cerovsek plays Wieniawski
Concertos: Mendelssohn, Bruch G minor, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Wieniawski, Beethoven
Sonatas: Brahms, Tartini, Schumann, Debussy

Level 1
Suzuki Book 1

Level 2
Suzuki Book 2
Sight Reading Skills for Suzuki Violin Students

Level 3
Suzuki Book 3 1-5
Portland Collection (fiddle tunes)

Level 4
Suzuki Book 3 6-7, Suzuki Book 4 1-3
Solos for Young Violinists Vol 1

Level 5
Scales: Carl Flesch Scale System
Etudes: Trott Melodious Double Stops Vol 1
Suzuki Book 4 4-6, Suzuki Book 5 1-2
Solos for Young Violinists Vol 2
Concertos: Vivaldi A minor, Bach Double, Seitz G minor

Level 6
Suzuki Books 5-6
Solos for Young Violinists Vol 3-4
Solos: Sarabande, Tempo di Minuetto, Souvenir de Sarasate, Polish Dance, The Bee
Concertos: Vivaldi G minor, Haydn G, Accolay A minor

Level 7
Etudes: Wohlfahrt Opus 45
Suzuki Books 7-8
Solos for Young Violinists Vol 5
Solos: Tamborin, Liebeslied, Meditation from Thais, Czardas, Sic + Rigaudon, Vocalise
Concertos: Bach A minor, Haydn C, Mozart D, Vivaldi Spring + Summer

Level 8
Etudes: Dont 37
Solos for Young Violinists Vol 6
Solos: Praeludium+Allegro, Romanian Dances, Chaconne, Intro+Tarantella, Ledgende
Concertos: Mozart G, A, De Beriot, Bach E, Vivaldi Fall + Winter, Kabalevsky

Level 9
Etudes: Kreutzer
Solos: Scherzo Tarantella, Romances, Baal Shem, Lark Ascending, Clair de Lune
Concertos: Saint Saens 3, Bruch G, Mendelssohn D, Viotti A, G, Khatchaturian, Bartok 1
Sonatas: Prokofiev solo, Bach Partitas E and D, Faure, Schumann

Level 10
Etudes: Dont 35, Rode, Gavinies
Solos: Zigeunerweisen, Tzigane, Flight of the Bumble Bee, Porgy and Bess, Havanaise
Concertos: Mendelssohn E, Barber, Bruch D, Scottish Fantasy, Lalo, Wieniawski
Sonatas: Bartok, Paganini, Tartini Devil, Debussy, Ravel, Bach solo, Brahms

Here is an idea of what repertoire would come next, and would need to be studied with a conservatory level violin professor:

Tchaikovsky, Carmen, Paganini, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Sibelius, Bach Fugues+Chaconne, Vieuxtemps

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Put me in the Box

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Sound files: Fast Slow

Another great reel played by Jenna Moynihan

Saturday, February 4, 2012