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Topic: Is anyone familiar with Mendelssohns 2nd Piano concerto?  (Read 148 times)

Offline hichew

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Hello, first post here so I have no clue if I'm doing things right

I'm going to learn a new concerto movement to try to do a competition that my city's orchestra holds each year, and lately I've really enjoyed listening to Mendelssohn's second piano concerto so I want to try the first movement, but I'm not entirely sure if it's within my abilities. I'm going to bring it up with my teacher but I kinda don't want to look stupid if it happens to be way above my skill level lol.

I'd put myself somewhere in low-advanced ish, pieces I've done this year:
- Rachmaninoff prelude op 23 no 5
- Beethoven Tempest Sonata, first movement
- Mendelssohn 1st Piano concerto, first movement -- did this last year for the same competition

Concerto movements my teacher has suggested would be at my level
- Grieg, first movement
- Beethoven 3rd concerto, third movement
- Mendelssohn 1st concerto, third movement

If anyone could give a difficulty rating for the first movement of Mendelssohn's 2nd piano concerto, possibly relative to one of the above mentioned pieces, that would be much appreciated  ;D

this is completely unrelated, but it took me so many tries to get the verification right since I kept getting letters wrong, did I unknowingly turn into a robot????