Oscar Rieding Concerto in E minor Op.7


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I'm picking out my next concerto to work on. I like Rieding's violin concerto in E minor.

I can only find videos of children playing it.

Why?

What's considered less worthy of this concerto? Why are no grown ups playing/recording it?

I am also looking at the Viotti No.23 in G major...but I don't find it quite as appealing...

I am very slow. If I am going to spend months learning something I have to like it!

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I am sure you know there is a young Itzhak recording of this concerto on Youtube. I also wish there was more videos out there of the best players performing student concertos such as Vivaldi A Minor and the Accolay concerto because it would give me a different perspective on interpretation and different bowing etc.to try and emulate.

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Yes. Mr. P. has recorded Rieding...but not the one I am looking at I don't think.

I really really wish some Big Name/s would record these works too. I don't see that doing so would hurt their careers at all.

In fact...doesn't even have to be a big name...just a competent professional recording would be nice.

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I think there's a level of 'sophistication' in the complexity of the music that I might not appreciate and perhaps this Rieding isn't considered musically complex enough to stand with the 'grown-up' works?

 

But...I like the catchy stuff better than the more staid material.  I would also like to learn an entire concerto and the Rieding is doable.  So I will start with it...I can always switch if it doesn't work.

 

We worked through the fingering for the first page at lesson yesterday...it is NOT easy...so I'm assuming it's the complexity of the music.

 

Last week I went to the symphony.  They played Beethoven's 7th...which I love.  They played Chopin's Concerto #2...with a great guest pianist...and I almost fell asleep.  Why is that? (Well, I was a bit too tired...but that's not entirely it...)...

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I think there's a level of 'sophistication' in the complexity of the music that I might not appreciate and perhaps this Rieding isn't considered musically complex enough to stand with the 'grown-up' works?

 

But...I like the catchy stuff better than the more staid material.  I would also like to learn an entire concerto and the Rieding is doable.  So I will start with it...I can always switch if it doesn't work.

 

We worked through the fingering for the first page at lesson yesterday...it is NOT easy...so I'm assuming it's the complexity of the music.

 

Last week I went to the symphony.  They played Beethoven's 7th...which I love.  They played Chopin's Concerto #2...with a great guest pianist...and I almost fell asleep.  Why is that? (Well, I was a bit too tired...but that's not entirely it...)...

 

I don't know the Rieding c/to. I suggest you look over the score and see if there are passages which will require a lot ( most ? ) of work. Even if they are not long, they'll compromise the final result. You may want to chose a piece of rather uniform difficulty. Like a Haendel Sonata. Like the 3rd. :)

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No doubt you are right...however I am starting on the Grade 9 RCM material...and making my selections from the list. I started last year and had to put it all on hold because of my elbow injury and work...so I worked on other material instead.

Now I'm back at it...(keeping my fingers crossed that there will no new major issues to hold me back)...

It will take me two years (at least)...so I am not rushing...

This Reiding Concerto is on IMSLP...if anyone was interested in looking at it. The YouTube videos are not polished performances...hence my original question.

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I went to check...I goofed.  It is Opus 7...that is in E minor...

Opus 35 is in B minor.

So sorry!  I have no idea how I goofed!  I usually double and triple check these things before I post...:(

 

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