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Well, now that I'm nearing the end of these dreaded college auditions, it's time for me start a new concerto (finally!).

I've been working on the Mendelssohn for almost a year because of college. I haven't done many concertos, over the past few years I've done Bruch, Mozart 3 and Kabalevsky. I've also done Zigeunerweisen, Introduction and Tarantelle, Bach E major and d minor (w/o the chaccone) partitas and the 3rd and 4th movements of Bach g minor sonata. Any suggestions for what I should do next? I only have a few more months with my teacher, then summer, and then off to college (hopefully). I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

~Violonetoile~

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HEy, im going off to college in the fall too. that is, if i get in. anyways, what i've always wanted to play is the Barber Concerto. my orch played it recently and its a beautiful piece (esp. the 2nd mvt), even though the last mvt is fast and tricky. its a great piece! depends on what ur taste is, of course.

~anna~

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Saint Saens or Wieniawski 2 might interest you. Of course, you should probably ask your teacher, since it's impossible for us to recommend anything without knowing your strengths and weaknesses. I know the feeling though, I'm starting new pieces now that I'm done with all of my auditions too. It's such a relief to be done playing the same concerto over and over again.

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i would recommend lalo, wieniawski, or saint-saens. they are all good recommendations. perhaps dvorak, as well. i would definitely say no to beethoven.

mozart 5...um, maybe...so long as you use the barenreiter edition, and not the horrific international edition.

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Have you looked at the Connus yet? Or Vieuxtemps? (sorry, I don't think that I spelled either of those correctly)

I think I'm in around the same stage as you....I haven't really played many concertos, just Medelsohn, Bruch, Saint-Saens, Weinowski, and Mozart. I'm not sure what concerto I'm supposed to go to next, but presently I'm taking somewhat of a break, learning stuff like Carmen before I go onto stuff like Beethoven.

--mazas

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I would love to play Beethoven someday, but I believe that it is one of the most difficult concertos in the repetoire, and I don't think I'm ready to play that yet. I would like to play Wienawski or Vieuxtemps....Mozart 5 is another possibility. My school orchestra teacher thinks that is what I should do. Thanks for the suggestions!

~Violonetoile~

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