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Topic: Good pieces for a piano and violin chamber group  (Read 165 times)

Offline m1kes_

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Good pieces for a piano and violin chamber group
on: June 05, 2024, 11:04:03 AM
Good pieces for a piano and violin chamber group
Hey guys! Next year I will be playing in a chamber with a violinist, and I'm trying to find repertoire that is challenging enough but not too difficult for me to play.

I'm currently studying in a conservatoire, I don't know how grades are in other country but in my country I'm in grade 5 out 6 before attending college.

As of solo repertoire the more challenging pieces (in my opinion) I have played are:

  • Chopin's Polonaise Op.40 No.1

    Rachmaninoff Prelude Op.3 No.2

    Czerny Etude Op.740 No.50/41/37

    Bach Prelude and Fugue in D Major / D Minor

    Sibelius Etude Op.76 No.2

As of chamber music I have played with two different groups, two violins and two trumpets.

The repertoire I have played is the following:

  • Shostakovich's 5 Pieces for Violin and Piano

    Turina Córdoba en Fiesta (arr. for 2 trumpets and piano)

I have found the following pieces which seem to be doable:

  • Rachmaninoff: Romance for Violin and Piano

    Dvorak: Ballade for violin and piano Op. 15

    Amy Beach - Romance for violin and piano Op. 23 (this one seems more difficult)

    Gabriel Fauré: Romance for Violin and Piano Op. 28 (this one also seems difficult)

    Gabriel Fauré: Berceuse for Violin (Op. 16)

From the following are there any pieces that you may recommend for my level? (if they are a bit above my level so I can challenge myself it's good) The violinist is also 1 grade above me.

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Offline sonata_5

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Re: Good pieces for a piano and violin chamber group
Reply #1 on: June 05, 2024, 11:31:43 PM
What is the violinist’s skill level?
I am currently working on:
Bach p&f in c minor wtc book 1
Beethoven op 2 no 1 first movement
Chopin Black keys etude

Offline m1kes_

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Re: Good pieces for a piano and violin chamber group
Reply #2 on: June 06, 2024, 08:02:15 AM
What is the violinist’s skill level?

One grade above me, I don't know which repertoire she has played but I'm pretty sure she played Kreisler, Fritz Prelude and allegro "In the style of Pugnani", I don't know if that's enough to determine her level but she can handle a piece that's a little more difficult for the violin than the piano she has told me.

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Re: Good pieces for a piano and violin chamber group
Reply #3 on: June 08, 2024, 10:19:23 PM
You could look at movements of the Beethoven or mozart violin sonatas ;D
I am currently working on:
Bach p&f in c minor wtc book 1
Beethoven op 2 no 1 first movement
Chopin Black keys etude

Offline brogers70

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Re: Good pieces for a piano and violin chamber group
Reply #4 on: June 08, 2024, 11:08:32 PM
The Bach sonatas for violin and keyboard are great, the F minor and C minor in particular.

If you like Faure, almost any of his chansons for voice and piano work for violin and piano. Apres un Reve is beautiful, as are very many of them.
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