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Topic: Grieg too hard?  (Read 1602 times)

Offline zalmanesd

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Grieg too hard?
on: March 01, 2005, 04:35:07 AM
I'm thinking of trying the Grieg A-m con.
Previously I have played Mendelsohn's Rondo Caprricioso and Ravel's Sonatine (whole thing).
I want to try a concerto.
Which alternatives do you suggest if its too hard?
(Not Mozart)

Offline Ludwig Van Rachabji

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Re: Grieg too hard?
Reply #1 on: March 01, 2005, 05:44:34 AM
What a coincidence. I had just learned the Rondo Capriccioso when I tackled the Grieg. After the Rondo, the Grieg should not be too difficult, so I suggest you give it a try. I assume you have the music. If you don't, go to www.sheetmusicarchive.net and download it to decide for yourself.

Personally, I find the most difficult thing about the Grieg to be, simply, the fact that it's a concerto, therefore, it requires that you know it like the back of your hand in order to be ready to be played with an orchestra, which is really the point of a concerto anyway. For me, the third movement was the most difficult.

I think you'll be able to do it. I learned this as a first concerto when I was 13, so it's not like it's too incredibly difficult.

Good luck!
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