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Violin Repertoire

Westbury Park Strings

 

Preparatory / Beginners

Tonus

(All Violinists, Violists and Cellists should warm up with this. Infinite variety of Down and Up bow Tonus)

You don't need to buy any music; just play your open strings, and make a beautiful even sound!

Open String Pieces (Elephant Parachutist / Squirrel / All 4 Cows / Jumping Ponies)

‘Stepping Stones’ by Katherine & Hugh Colledge (Boosey & Hawkes)

(Part 1: Open strings nos.1-15, Part 2: First finger pieces nos.16-26)

‘Abracadabra’ Book 1 (2nd or 3rd Edition)

(in order n3 n5 n4 slowly at first n6 two whole bows  then four  short notes at heel  n9

First finger pieces: n10 first plucking n12 n11)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(Take optional Prep Test)

Grade 1 Pieces

‘Abracadabra’ Book 1 (2nd or 3rd Edition)

(n16 n18 n17 n20 n19 n21 n22 n24 n26 n23 n29 n31 n38 n39 n32 n33 n48

n40 n41 n44 n50 n55 n59 n60 n61 n63 n64 n66 n71 n72 n75 n76 n86 n87 n83 n84)

‘Waggon Wheels’ by Katherine & Hugh Colledge (Boosey & Hawkes)

(n2 n3 n8 n5 n11 n10 n13 n14 n19 n15 n21 n22)

‘Fiddler’s Nursery’ by Adam Carse (Stainer & Bell) 12 Easy pieces in Patterns 12_ and _23

(n1 n3 n8 n7 n5 Staccato n10 n9 n11 Staccato & Détaché)

'Little Suite n3' by Peter Martin (Stainer & Bell) (1.March 2.Hornpipe 3.Hoe Down)

'Little Suite n4' by Peter Martin (Stainer & Bell) (The 3rd mov. Jig is Grade 2) Square Dance

FiddleTime Joggers Oxford University Press

Classical Pieces for Violin and Piano (de Haske with CD) edited by Gunter Van Rompaey (Grades 1-2)

Albumstücke by Kabalewski (Edition Peters 4783) (nos.1-5)

'24 Easy little Concert Pieces' by Szelényi (Bk 1 Editio Musica Budapest) (nos. 1-8)

'Young Violinists' Repertoire' Bk_1 and Bk_2 arr. Paul de Keyser (Faber Music)

First Year Violin Tutor by Neil Mackay (Stainer & Bell)

Wohlfahrt Op.38 ‘Easiest Elementary Method’ (Schirmer) (nos.1-34)

Mini Concerto from Mary Cohen and Rob Spearing Superstart (with some slurs)

Concerto in the Style of Vivaldi by Rob Speaing

George Perlman: Indian Concerto (dehaske_CD) A Key Piece

(Don't start until 4th finger is strong then learn all 3 movements in order)

Komarowski Concertino in G

'The Little Violinist' by Albert Markov (Schirmer)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take Grade 1

Grade 2 Pieces

Kempe's Jig by John Dowland

‘Fiddle Fancies’ by Adam Carse (Stainer & Bell)

6 Very Easy Pieces in the First Position Op.22 by Elgar (Bosworth 3912)

6 Easy Pieces by Moffat (Schott ED 849)

6 Easy Sketches for Violin & Piano by Bezold (Edition Cranz 865)

‘Theme and Variations’ by Papini / Applebaum (Barber_1)

'24 Easy little Concert' Pieces by Szelényi (Book 1 Editio Musica Budapest) (nos. 9-12)

‘Fast Forward’ by Katherine & Hugh Colledge (Boosey & Hawkes)

(n1 n3 n4 n8 n6 n9 n10 n12 n14 n16 with two slurs per bar n17 n15 n19 n20 n21)

FiddleTime Runners Oxford University Press

'Young Violinists' Repertoire' Bk_3 arr. Paul de Keyser (Faber Music)

Violin Playtime Bk 2 and 3 DeKeyser (an excellent series of 4 books) (Faber)

Applebaum: Building Technic with Beautiful Music Bk 1 (Belwin)

Albumstücke by Kabalewski (Edition Peters 4783) (nos.6-11)

Classic Carse Bk_1 (Stainer & Bell)

Second Year Violin Tutor by Neil Mackay (Stainer & Bell)

Adam Carse: New School of Violin Studies Bk_1 (Stainer & Bell)

Wohlfahrt Op.38 ‘Easiest Elementary Method’ (Schirmer)

(nos.35-56) this book can be used up to and including grade 4

Dancla: '36 Easiest Melodic Studies' Op.84 (Ricordi) (hard to find)

Kuchler: Concertino in G Op.11 in 1st position (Bosworth Dowani)

Nikolic: Concertino in G (Click here for Violin Part) A Key Piece A

Mokry: Concertino in G in 1st position (Bosworth Play It accomp.) or do it for Grade 3

Huber: Concerto in G Op.8 n4 (Barber_1)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take Grade 2

Grade 3 Pieces

Little School of Melody Op.123 Book 1 by Dancla (Schott)

‘Rondo’ in G by Rieding Op.22 (from ‘Music from the Romantic Era’ Grades 1-3) Play It

8 Light Pieces by Baklanova (Edition Peters 5703) (nos.1-4)

Old Fiddle Pieces in 1st position by Moffat (Schott ED 2288)

‘Donkey Doodle’ by Kroll (Barber_1)

'Dance Scherzo' by Adam Carse (from Classic Carse Bk_2)

‘Elves Dance’ by Ezra Jenkinson (Barber_1)

‘The Puppet Show’ by Trott (Barber_1)

'Tzigany' by Nagy (Ludwig)

'Young Violinists' Repertoire' Bk_4 arr. Paul de Keyser (Faber Music)

Early Morning Op.126a by Gretchaninoff (Schott 2142) (nos.1-5) n3.The Joker

Albumstücke by Kabalewski (Edition Peters 4783) (nos.12-16) n17.Clowns

Albumstücke by Schostakowitsch (Edition Peters 4794) (nos.1-4) Prelude (duet)

FiddleTime Sprinters Oxford University Press

FiddleTime Scales 2 by Kathy and David Blackwell (Oxford)

‘Shooting Stars’ by Katherine & Hugh Colledge (Boosey & Hawkes)

Album for the Young (Books 1 & 2) Op 22 Hans Sitt - IMSLP

..Bk 1: Lied, Pastorale, Scherzo, Gavotte, Romanze, Walzer /

..Bk 2: Marsch, Canzone, Mazurka, Wiegemlied, Landler, Tarantella)

Applebaum: Building Technic with Beautiful Music Bk 2 (Belwin)

Mackay: A Tuneful Introduction to the Third Position (Stainer & Bell)

Mackay: Position changing for the Violin 1st - 3rd position (Stainer & Bell)

Hrimaly: Scale Studies (Edition Peters 3879)

(although double stop scales are omitted, this scale book will take you to grade 8)

Sitt: 100 Studies Op.32 Book 1 '26 studies in 1st position' (Schott)

Wohlfahrt 60 Studies Op.45 (Peters Ed) (nos.1-15 and 30-33)

Wohlfahrt Op.74 Book II ‘Easy and Melodic studies in 3rd Position’ (Schirmer)

(this is a great book, guaranteed to secure your 3rd position technique)

Wohlfahrt / Aiqouni: Foundation studies Bk1 and Bk2 (Fischer) with CD

(perhaps the best 2 volumes on learning to play the violin well at lower levels)

Peter Martin Concerto in D in the manner of Vivaldi

Kuchler: Concertino in D Op.12 in 1st – 3rd position (Bosworth) A Key Piece for 3rd position

Rieding: Concerto in B minor Op.35 in 1st position (1st movement) (Bosworth / Dowani)  Perlman

Huber: Concertino in F Op.7 (dehaske_CD)

Baklanova Concertino in D minor (last one of 8 light pieces)

Komarowski Concerto n3 in D

Seitz: Student Concerto n2 in G Op.13 in 1st position (Bosworth)

Seitz: Student Concerto n5 in D Op.22 in 1st position (Bosworth)

(note you will find all 5 Seitz Pupil Concertos in Schirmer vol.2054)

Mokry: Concertino in G in 1st position (Bosworth / Play It accomp.)

Portnoff: Concertino in E minor Op.13 in 1st position (Bosworth)

Janischinow: ‘Russian’ Concertino in A minor Op.35 in 1 movement (dehaske_CD)

George Perlman: Concertino in A minor 1st position (Theodore Presser Company)

The 3rd movement is a good Concert Showpiece

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take Grade 3

Grade 4 Pieces

‘Hornpipe’ by Alfred Mistowski (Chester Music)

8 Light Pieces by Baklanova (Edition Peters 5703) (nos.5-8)

Little School of Melody Op.123 Book 2 by Dancla (Schott)

Early Morning Op.126a by Gretchaninoff (Schott 2142) (nos.6-10)

Albumstücke by Kabalewski (Edition Peters 4783) (nos.17-20)

'Pastorale' Op.23 n1 by Rieding (from ‘Music from the Romantic Era’ 2 Grades 4-7)

‘Gypsies’ March’ (Zigeunermarsch) Op.23 n2 by Rieding (‘Music from the Romantic Era’ 2)

Air Varié Op.23 n3 by Rieding (Bosworth accomp. By Play_It)

'Gavotte'Op.23 n4 by Rieding (Bosworth accomp. By Play_It)

Russian Fantasia  n1 or n2 or n3 by Portnoff (Bosworth)

‘Perpetuo Mobile’ from Little Suite n6 by Carl Bohm (Barber_3)

'Gypsy Dance' by Ernst (Fischer)

‘Berceuse Slave’ by Portnoff (Bosworth)

‘The Infant Paganini’ by Mollenhauer (Dowani_CD)

‘La Cinquantaine’ by Gabriel-Marie (Barber_1) or  (Fischer)

‘Millionaire’s Hoedown’ by Clebanoff (Barber_2)

'Spanish Dance' by Carl Bohm (Lengnick) TonMus

'Zingaresca' Op.15, n2 by Gustav Ellerton (Bosworth & Co.) A

‘Tarantella’ Op.15, n4 by Gustav Ellerton (Bosworth & Co or Russian Edition)

‘Giga’ by George Saint-George (Stainer & Bell)

Fiddler Playalong Collection Bk_1 arr. Huws Jones (Boosey & Hawkes) Spans Grades 3-6

Marceli Poplawski Easy Pieces (PWM) Polonez Mazur Krakowiak Taniec hiszpanski Tarantella

Mosquito Dance by Mendelssohn (From Barber Vol.1)

Telemann: 6 Sonatinas epecially the 1st in G (Schirmer / Play_It)

Corelli: 12 Sonatas Op.5 (Bk_2 nos. 7-12 Schott)

Kayser: 36 Studies Op.20 (Peters) (nos.1-18)

Portnoff: Etudes Melodiques dans le changement de positions (Vioolschool Sillem)

Sitt: 100 Studies Op.32 Book 2 '20 studies in fixed 2nd-5th position' (Schott)

Hrimaly: Scale Studies (I prefer Edition Peters 3879 rather than Schirmer)

Wohlfahrt 60 Studies Op.45 (Peters though Schirmer in 1 volume will do) (nos.16-40) Key Pieces

Rieding: Concerto in D Op.36 in 1st position (Dowani_CD)

Kuchler: ‘Vivaldi’ Concertino in D Op.15 in 1st - 3rd position (Bosworth / Barber_1)

Vivaldi: Concerto in G Major Op.3 n 3 (RV 310) from L'Estro Armonico Peters 1st - 3rd position

Rieding: Concerto in G Op.34 in 1st position (Bosworth or Dowani_CD)

Sitt: Concertino in A minor Op.93 (Schott)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take Grade 4

Grade 5 Pieces

4 Romantic Pieces Op.75 by Dvorak (Lengnick 759 S)

Air Varié n14 in G by de Bériot (Barber_2)

‘Allegro’ in G by Fiocco (Dowani_CD)

Needs excellent détaché - Major challenge

'Berceuse' by Fauré Matteo Fedeli Needs vibrato

'Bolero' by Ten Have TonMus

'Cossack Dance' arr. Kraemer (from 'Gypsy Jazz' Bk2)

'Czardas' by Gustav Hille

Fiddler Playalong Collection Bk_2 arr. Huws Jones (Boosey & Hawkes) Spans Grades 3-6

'Intrada' by Alfred Moffat (Schott) Alfred Moffat in G minor/double stops & chords/pos 1-3

'Toy Soldier' by Kreisler (Foley)

'Auassin and Nicolette' by Kreisler (maybe Grade 6)

Little School of Melody Op.123 Book 3 by Dancla (Schott)

'Menuet Capriceux' by Adam Carse (from Classic Carse Bk_2)

'Prelude et Allegro' by Clerambault (rev. Mangeot) publ. Eschig 0100510, France ISMN M 045 00859 8

'Polonaise' from Le Bal by Carl Bohm Uploaded

'Rondino' on a theme by Beethoven by Kreisler (Barber_4)

'‘Sarabande’ in G minor by Carl Bohm (Barber_2)

'Serenade Espagnole' by Carl Bohm TonMus

Sonatina in G Op.100 by Dvorak (Peters with CD or Barber_2 1st Movement)

Sonatina in D minor Op27 by Fibich Petrucci

'Lullaby' by Spendiarov (could be Grade 6)

‘Tempo di Minuetto’ in the style of Pugnani by Kreisler (Barber_3)

‘The Boy Paganini’ by Mollenhauer (Dowani_CD or Barber_2)

Trott Melodious Double Stops (Bk1) (Schirmer)

Wohlfahrt 60 Studies Op.45 (Peters or Schirmer Ed.) (nos.41-50)

Basil Althaus 'The 7 Positions of the Violin' Cramer Music

Kayser: 36 Studies Op.20 (Peters) (nos.19-36)

Hrimaly: Scale Studies (Edition Peters 3879)

Sitt: 100 Studies Op.32 Book 3 '20 studies in shifting 1st to 5th position' (Schott)

Portnoff: Concertino in A minor Op.14 in 1st – 3rd position (+a few notes in 5th)  (Bosworth)

I bumped the Portnoff up from Grade 4 as it requires so much freedom in shifting plus vibrato

Rieding: Concertino in D Op.25 in 1st 3rd & 5th position (Bosworth) A Key Piece

George Perlman ‘Israeli’ Concertino  1st – 3rd position (dehaske_CD)  3rd Movement is Grade 6

Rieding: Concertino in D Op.5 in 1st 3rd & 5th position (Editio Musica Budapest Play_It

Seitz: Student Concerto n3 in G mi Op.12 in 1st - 5th position (1st Movement Barber_2)

(note you can buy all 5 Seitz Pupil Concertos on Schirmer vol.2054)

Sitt: Concertino n2 Op 31 in A minor

Komarovski: Concerto n2 in A (Peters Edition)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take Grade 5

Grade 6 Pieces

1st Air Varié Op.89 n1 by Dancla (on a theme by Pacini) (from 6 Airs Variés Op.89)

5th Air Varié Op.89 n5 by Dancla (on a theme by Weigl) (from 6 Airs Variés (Schirmer or Barber_3)

Light Pieces' Op.45 by Glier (Edition Peters 4705)

Albumstücke by Schostakowitsch (Edition Peters 4794) (nos.5-8.. although n5 is only grade 5)

'Bolero' n9 from Albumblätter by Carl Bohm TonMus

‘Introduction & Polonaise’ from Arabesken n12 by Carl Bohm arod (Barber_2)

'Invitation to the Dance' by Verbunk and Friss Tinne 06 (from Kraemer 'Gypsy Jazz' Bk2)

‘Mazurka’ in G by Mlynarski (Barber_3)

'Rondo' from Haffner Serenade K250 by Mozart

'Schon Rosmarin' by Fritz Kreisler

'Chanson Louis XIII et Pavane by Kreisler

La Precisuse by Kreisler

Rondino on a theme by Beethoven by Kreisler

Tempo di Minuetto by Kreisler

‘Seconde Romance' by Berthold Tours (Bosworth print on demand)

'The Violin maker of Cremona' by Hubay, (Fischer)

'Saltarelle' by Edward German

'Sicilienne' by Von Paradis Liviu Prunaru  Theresia Semee (Barber_6)

'Chanson de Matin' Elgar (Novello)

'Un Soir à Portici’ a Tarantella by Guido Papini (from ‘Music from the Romantic Era’ Grades 4-7) TonMus

Nocturne from Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian

Sonatina in G Op 100 by Dvorak (Henle) Sussmann

Trott Melodious Double Stops (Bk2) (Schirmer)

Wohlfahrt 60 Studies Op.45 (Peters or Schirmer Ed.) (nos.51-60)

Hrimaly: Scale Studies (Peters edited by Kuchler) (some of these can be started earlier, even at grade 3)

Sitt: 100 Studies Op.32 Book 4 '20 studies in fixed and shifting up to 6th and 7th position' (Schott)

Sitt: 100 Studies Op.32 Book 5 '20 studies in double stops' (Schott)

Mazas: 'Etudes Spéciales' Op.36 (Book 1 IMC or Peters or UE ) Marko Gitta  Violin practice

Dont: Studies Preparatory to Kreutzer Op.37

Blumenstengel: 24 Exercises (Studies preparatory to Kreutzer) Op.33 Fischer IMSLP

Rieding: Concerto in G Op.24 in 1st 3rd & 5th position (Dowani_CD or Barber_2 1st Movement)

Rieding: ‘Hungarian' Concerto in A minor Op.21 in 1st – 3rd position (Bosworth)

Seitz: Student Concerto n4 in D Op.15 in 3rd & 5th position (Bosworth)

Seitz: Student Concerto n1 in D Op.7 in 1st 3rd & 5th position (Bosworth)

Nardini: Concerto in E minor (reconstructed from a violin Sonata) (Ricordi)

Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor Op3 n6

Vivaldi: Double Concerto in A minor Op3 n8

Dancla: 2nd Solo in G Op.77 n2 (Gerard Billaudot Editeur) difficulté 5-6

Accolay: Concerto n1 in A minor (Kalmus or Barber_3) A Key Piece

Sitt: Concertino in A minor Op.70 (Bosworth 1-5 positions)

Sitt: Concertino for 2 Violins Op.133 Toulouse

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take Grade 6

Grade 7 Pieces

'Adoration' by Felix Borowski (from Bosworth "Music from the Romantic" Era Bk2)

‘Bolero’ Op.51 n3 by Hubay (Bosworth) A Key Piece

‘Cantabile’ for Violin and Guitar by Paganini (Zimmermann, Frankfurt Play_It)

'Chanson Triste' and 'Valse Triste' by Vecsey

‘Ciaccona’ in G minor by Vitalli (Peters Edition)

'Danse Macabre' by Saint Saens

‘Didone Abandonata’ Tartini: Sonata in G minor (Marteau Steingräber)

'Dudziarz' The Bag-Pipe Player in D Op.19 n2 by Wieniawski (PWM)

‘Hopak’ by Moussorgsky / Dushkin (Schott BSS 32260)

'Kujawiak' Mazurka by Wieniawski (PWM) or (Fischer)

'Liebesleid' by Kreisler (Schott)

'Minuet in the style of Porpora' by Kreisler

'Syncopation' by Kreisler (from Fritz Kreisler Collection Vol 1 & 2 (Fischer))

‘Meditation de Thais’ by Massenet / Marsick (Alphonse LeDuc & Co.)

‘Melodia’ by Tchaikovsky

'Rondo in C' Kv 373 by Mozart (Breitkopf) Itzhak Perlman Concentus Hungaricus

‘Sicilienne & Rigaudon’ in the style of Francoeur by Kreisler (Fischer_CD or Barber_ 5)

'Sonata (Sonatina) n12' in E minor by Paganini

‘Souvenir de Sarasate’ by Potstock (Barber_3) start it at grade 6 possibly

(used to be in the Grade 6 list, but 2nd page double stops quite hard)

Presto from ‘Suite in Old Style’ Op.10 by Sinding (Moscow 1957)

(played fast makes for a perfectly good Grade 8 piece too)

'Theme from Schindler's List' by John Williams

Sitt: 100 Studies Op.32 Book 5 '20 studies in double stops' (Schott)

Fiorillo: 36 Caprices (IMC, Peters or Ricordi)

Kreutzer: 42 Studies (IMC or Peters) This study book spans many levels

Mazas: 'Etudes Brillantes' Op.36 (Bk 2 IMC, Peters or UE)

Hrimaly: Scale Studies (Edition Peters 3879 or Schirmer if you want some different fingerings)

Millies: ‘Haydn’ Concerto in D in 1st – 7th position (Bosworth)

Viotti: Concerto in A n13 1st Solo (Gerard Billaudot Editeur) difficulté 6-7

Viotti: Concerto in G n23 (IMC Gingold or Barber_5) / 1st Solo (Gerard Billaudot Editeur) difficulté 8

Dancla: 3rd Solo in A minor Op.77 n3 (Gerard Billaudot Editeur) difficulté 7-8 into 8th position

Kreutzer: Concerto in E mi n18 Vin26WR or Concerto in D mi n19 bougie111 on IMSLP

Rode: Concerto in A minor n7 (Peters) or IMSLP

DeBériot: Concerto n7 in G (Peters). Learn a Viotti Concerto (n.13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24) beforehand

DeBériot: Concerto n9 in A minor (Dowani_CD or Barber_4 1st Movement )

Haydn: Concerto in G n2 (Peters_CD or Barber_4 1st Movement )

Mozart: Concerto in G n3 (Oistrakh Breitkopf)

(The notes are easy but a fine, light, clean playing style & subtle phrasing is required)

Komarovski: Concerto n1 in E minor (Peters Edition / Play_It)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take Grade 7

Grade 8 Pieces

‘Allegro Brillante’ Op.19 by Ten Have (Barber_4)

'Aus der Heimat' by Smetana (Peters)

Ballade and Polonaise Op.38 by Vieuxtemps

‘Burleska’ from Four Pieces Op.17 by Suk (Simrock 2nd volume) Josef Suk

'Csárdás' by Vittorio Monti (Fischer_CD, Ricordi or Barber_5)

'Dance Espagnole' from 'La Vida Breve' by Manuel De Falla / Kreisler

Fantasia on ‘Carmen’ by Bizet / Drdla (Universal Edition)

'Introduction & Tarantella' by Sarasate

‘Legende’ Op.17 by Wieniawski (Schott)

‘Praeludium & Allegro’ in the style of Pugnani by Kreisler Louis Spohr comp   (Fischer_CD)

‘Romanza Andaluza’ Op.22 n1 by Sarasate (Francescatti IMC)

'Roumanian Folk Dances' by Bartok / Szekely (Universal Edition 8474)

‘Scherzo’ from FAE Sonata by Brahms (Heinrichshofen Edition)

‘Tarantella’ by Vieuxtemps (Moscow 1955) Y

Etude Caprice Op.18 n4 by Wieniawski Op.18 (with 2nd Violin) are preliminary studies to Op.10

Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin (Peters)

Bach: Partita n3 in E major for Solo Violin (Galamian IMC or Szeryng Schott)

Le Printemps by Milhaud (Durand)

Paganini Moto Perpetuo in A (not in C) (from Guitar Quartet) IMSLP

Galamian/Neumann Contemporary Violin Technique (This is a scale book - Publ. Galaxy)

Rode: 24 Caprices (IMC or Peters)

Mazas Etudes Op.36 bk3

'Scene de Ballet' by DeBériot (Peters, Schott, Barber_6) A Key Piece

Rieding: Concerto in E minor Op.7 in 1st – 7th position (Bosworth / Play_It)

Spohr Concerto n2 or Kreutzer Concerto n13

Kabalevsky: Concerto in C Op.48 (Gingold IMC)

Rode: Concerto in E minor n8 1st Solo (Gerard Billaudot Editeur) (Peters) difficulté 8

(n1 n6 n7 and n8 are good Rode Concerti to learn)

Mozart: Concerto in D n4 (Oistrakh Breitkopf) or (Wienner Urtext) (Schott Rostal)

(notes are easy but a fine, light, clean playing style is required.. leave Concerto n5 for later)

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (Menuhin Peters / MMO)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take Grade 8

Recital Grade and Diploma Pieces

(ABRSM and Guildhall/Trinity board Graded Exams are not Professional Qualifications.

This level, while not made up of the very hardest pieces for Violin, does usually requires Professional preparation)

‘Scherzo-Tarantella’ Op.16 by Wieniawski (Francescatti IMC)

‘Zigeunerweisen’ Gypsy Airs Op.20 n1 by Sarasate (Francescatti IMC)

‘Moto Perpetuo’ by Novácek (Gingold IMC 2273) Y

'L'Abeille' (The Bee) by Fancois Schubert of Dresden

'Ballade at Polonaise' by Henri Vieuxtemps (IMSLP link) Grumiaux

'Banjo and Fiddle' by William Kroll

‘Mazurka’ in G by Zarzycki (PWM)

'Recitativo and Scherzo Capricioso' for Violin Solo by Kreisler

‘Moses Fantasy’ by Paganini (Schott 861)

‘La Capricieuse’ Op.17 by Elgar (Fentone Music F236)

‘Caprice Basque’ Op.24 by Sarasate (Francescatti IMC)

‘Polonaise’ in D Op.4 by Wieniawski  (PWM)

‘Polonaise Brillante’ Op.21 by Wieniawski (Schirmer)

‘Havanaise’ Op.83 by Saint-Saëns (Peters 9292)

'Introduction & Rondo Capricioso' Op.28 by Saint-Saëns (much harder and more complex)

‘Moto Perpetuo’ by Paganini (Peters)

3 Sonatas by Brahms (Wiener Urtext) (in order of difficulty n2 / n1 / n3)

Elizabeth Gilels: 24 Scales and Arpeggios for Violin (I have a Russian edition of this)

DeBériot: Op.123 The first 30 Concert Studies (Schirmer)

Gavinées: 24 Matinées (IMC)

Spohr: Concerto n8 or n9 A Key Piece (n8)

Vieuxtemps: Concerto n4 in D minor (Arbos Peters)

Saint Saens: Concerto n3 in B minor Muzyka Moscow ed Oistrakh

Myaskovsky: Violin Concerto in D minor

Conus: Concerto (Galamian IMC)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Take Recital Grade

Professional Qualifications

ABRSM and Guildhall/Trinity board Grade Exams do not lead to Professional status in themselves.

This level requires serious preparation and is often beyond reach of those who go through their grades.

Devil's Trill sonata by Tartini

Vieuxtemps: Fantasia Appassionata Op.35 (IMSLP sheet)

Bach: 6 Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin (IMC ed. Galamian or Schott ed. Szeryng)

Dont: Etudes Op.35 (IMC)

Wieniawski: Ecole Moderne Op.10 Peters

Paganini: 24 Caprices (M. Abbado)

Mozart: Concerto in A n5 (Oistrakh Breitkopf)

Vieuxtemps: Concerto n5 in A minor (Arbos Peters) Key Piece

and essential stepping stone to the Famous 4 (Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn)

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (MMO)

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

 

Now: Brahms / Beethoven / Tchaikovsky Concertos