Concertinos (along with studies) should make up a large part of a young student's repertoire. There is an ideal Concertino for students at every stage or grade of their instrumental education. The precise order one should follow may vary from Student to Student and from Teacher to Teacher. Violin Students are particularly lucky with the Concertino repertoire in print. Studying these masterpieces, these miniature, condensed compostitions in the four main styles (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century) will lead any aspiring young Violinist who learns them, and uses them in Public School concerts, to acquire good technique and musicianship. Naturally the repertoire needs the support of a good program of etude or study material to give it technical strength and backing. The advantage of Concerto repertoire is that it encourages an outgoing and extrovert Soloist's tone and a Virtuoso style, so suited to the character of the instrument. Having discovered the beauty of the first few works, perhaps the Indian Concertino, Kuchler Op.11, and the Nikolic, and having studied, played and polished off one's phrasing to performing standard, the young Violinist will discover countless Concertos, jewel after jewel, with which to develop his or her playing. Work hard and enjoy the repertoire!
Learning from Student Concertinos
I think it's fair to say one needs a couple of years of short encore pieces before tackling the easiest Concertino on the list. Ideally, in the lower grades (1-3) one wants to tackle 6-8 of these pieces, and really play them well. Then, with the study and consolidation of 3rd position, (Wohlfahrt Studies Op74, book 2 in 3rd position are wonderful for this) one really enters intermediate level (grades 4-5) playing in 5th position... and this is now prime Concertino territory! From this stage until the upper grades, one can cruise very well on Concertinos alone, though I would strongly advise, in addition, studies by Wohlfahrt, Kayser, and Sitt. A good student should learn 20-25 of these works. I know it sounds a lot, but there's a lot of material to cover, and nowhere else can such consistently good quality writing for the instrument be found, at these specific intermediate levels. Listening, and obtaining Accompaniment CDs (in the absence of a live Piano accompanist) to these Concerti is highly recommended. I have a column, in the Concertino list, which gives the rough level of difficulty on average of each work. I hereby encourage all students who have managed to master a few of these Concertinos to actively seek out, and learn new ones. Listening to them first is a must, and I list some CDs one can buy for this very purpose. I would say that the passage from lower to upper grades can certainly be achieved by following a rich Student Concerto diet. Technique, expression, and the slighty "larger scale" style required to play these works will guarantee a firmness and robustness of technique. The steps taken here will remain in one's playing for life... this should be the daily 'bread and butter' repertoire of the Intermediate level Student, and with the help of this database, I would say there is no excuse for not working and progressing every step of the way: May the learning begin!
Publishers of Concertinos
A good publisher for Violin Concertinos is Bosworth. They list them in sections, depending on how many positions are covered in each work. For example the Concertino in E minor by Hans Sitt covers positions 1-5. This can help to give an idea of the difficulty of each Concertino. deHaske also publish some good Concertinos and include demo and accompaniment CDs. Likewise DOWANI do the same, and have a 3 tempi system (slow medium and fast) to play along to. DOWANI demos are particularly well played, as they have chosen very good Russian Violinists to play the demonstration tracks. Peters ed. (Music Partner) have some Concerti, particularly by Bach Vivaldi and Mozart, rather than the Student Concerti by Reiding, Sitt and Küchler. Schirmer publish an excellent 1 volume collection of 5 Schüler-Konzert (School Concertinos) by Seitz and Barenreiter too have started publishing Student Concertinos. Editio Musica Budapest (EMB), PWM, Schott, Butorac, Fischer, Presser and others also publish student concertinos. Below is a little collection of front covers; I can't include them all but... there are still many in print, and I actually use and teach or have taught over 80 of these little jewels.
Barenreiter Edition Bosworth publisher de haske with demo and accomp CD Dowani also provide an excellent demo and accomp CD Fischer with accomp CD Peters Edition Edition Butorac Editio Musica Budapest
Listening to Concertinos
I would say this is a very important activity. Only once a student has heard beautiful music can he or she reproduce it. The great Violinist David Oistrakh produced a record of such Concertinos. Perlman too recorded a well known CD called Concertos from my Childhood. This includes Rieding's Op.35 Concerto in B minor, Seitz's Schuler-Konzert n2 Op 13, Accolay's Concerto n1 in A minor, De Beriot's Scene de Ballet Op.100 and Viotti's 22nd Concerto in A Minor recorded for EMI with the Julliard Orchestra. The Polish Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska recorded in 1957 (though the sound is surprisingly good and comes highly recommended) a collection of Children's Concerti and Encore pieces. These recordings have been made into a CD and contain Accolay Concerto in A Minor, Martini Gavotte, Tchaikovsky Encore piece, Handel Bourree, Charles Dancla Mazurka in A minor, Wieniawski Polish Piece Op.12 n2 and the first movement of Viotti's Concerto n23 in G major. Below Right, a Student Concerto CD called Violin Concertos played by the Violinist Michael Gantvarg with Orchestra from St. Petersburg, Russia. It includes the Accolay Concerto in A minor, Seitz n2 in G, Rieding B minor Op.35, Vivaldi Concertos in G and A minor and the Bach A minor. Next, from Kasimir Records, KAS 901, there is a CD recorded by Violinist Elizabeth Glass, Concertmaster of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, of Concertos by Huber Op.7, Kuchler Op.15, Rieding Op.25, Seitz Op.12, Komarowski n1 in E minor and Ortmans Op.12. It is entitled Konzerte fur Kleine Geiger. (Konzerte für kleine Geiger, Schülerkonzerte für Violine). At the time of writing this last CD is unavailable on Amazon UK but it is on Amazon DE.
Perlman Childhood Concertos Cover EMI Wanda Wilkomirska For Children CD Cover Violin Concertos played by Michael Gantvarg CD Cover
Another set of 3 CDs with Polish Violinists Tadeusz Gadzina, Jan Stanienda, Krzysztof Podejko and Bartlomiej Niziol with Ladomirski Andrzej in the third volume is produced by DUX and is more than noteworthy. Violin Concertos for Children vol.1 contains Rieding B minor Concerto Op.35, Rieding G Major Concerto Op.34, Vivaldi Concerto in G Major Op.7n2, Huber Concertino in F Major Op.7, Kuchler Concertino in D Major Op.15 (in the style of Vivaldi), Seitz Concerto in G Op.13, Rieding Concertino in A minor Op.21 (in Hungarian Style), Rieding Concertino in D Major Op.25, Bacewicz Concertino in G major and Accolay Concerto in A minor. Violin Concertos for Children vol.2 includes Vivaldi Concerto in G RV310, Seitz Concerto in G Minor Op.12n3, Hollander A Minor Concerto Op.62 part 1, Ortmans Concertino in A minor Op.12, de Beriot Concerto n9 in A minor Op.104, de Beriot Concerto n7 in G Op.76 first movement, Viotti Concerto 22 in A Minor 1st movement, Haydn Concerto in G 1st Movement and Mozart 'Adelaide' Concero in D Kv 294a part 1. Violin Concertos for Children vol.3 has just been released and it consists (I wish Amazon UK would list the Composers!) of Bacewicz Concertino in G major, Huber Concertino in F Op.7, Janschinow Concertino Op.35, Komarowski Concerto n2 and Concertino in G, Krejci Concertino in B minor, Seitz Concerto in G Op.13 and Sitt Concertino in A minor (1st position) Op.93. The playing is quite outstanding, as you would expect from Polish Violinists. One small criticism is that Volume 3 repeats 3 Concerti from Volume 1; the Huber, Bacewics and the Seitz Op.12. At least they are not the same recording, though. The final word is that this 3 CD set with covers shown below is definitely warmly recommended. Mp3 or Flac (lossless audio) downloads are available from sites all over the World.
Violin Concertos for Children 1 CD Cover Violin Concertos for Children 2 CD Cover Violin Concertos for Children 3 CD Cover
I will list the contents of the 3 Polish CDs now (since on Amazon it is hard to make out the composers)
Vol. 1=10 Concerti / 2=9 Concerti / 3=8 Concerti (3 are duplicates) = Total. 24 Concerti.
Violin Concertos for Children Vol.1
0101 Rieding Concerto in B Minor Op35 Allegro Moderato
0102 ______________I. Andante
0103 ______________II. Allegro Moderato
0104 Rieding Concerto in G Op34 Allegro Moderato
0105 ______________II. Lento
0106 ______________III. Allegro Moderato
0107 Vivaldi Concerto in G Op7n2 1st Movement
0108 ______________II. Largo Cantabile
0109 ______________III. Allegro
0110 Huber Concerto in F Complete
0111 Kuchler Concertino in Vivaldi Style Op15 Complete
0112 Seitz Concerto in G Op13 Complete
0113 Rieding Concertino in Hungarian Style Op21 Complete
0114 Rieding Concertino in D Op25 Allegro Moderato
0115 ______________II. Andante
0116 ______________III. Allegro
0117 Bacewicz Concertino in G Allegro Moderato
0118 ______________II. Romance
0119 ______________III. Finale
0120 Accolay Concerto in A minor complete
Violin Concertos for Children Vol.2
0201 Vivaldi Concerto in G Op3n3 Allegro
0202 ______________II. Largo
0203 ______________III. Allegro
0204 Seitz Concerto in G minor Complete
0205 Hollander Concerto in A minor
0206 Ortmans Concertino in A minor
0207 DeBeriot Concerto in A minor Op104 Allegro Maestoso
0208 ______________II. Adagio
0209 ______________III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato
0210 DeBeriot Concerto n7 Op76 Allegro Maestoso
0211 Viotti Concerto n22 1st Movement Moderato
0212 Haydn Concerto in G 1st Movement
0213 Mozart Adelaide Concerto 1st Movement Kv294a
Violin Concertos for Children Vol.3
0301 Komarowski Concerto 2 in A Allegro giocoso
0302 ______________II. Andante Doppio movimento Tempo I
0303 ______________III. Allegro molto Presto
0304 Krejci Concertino in B Minor Allegro
0305 ______________II. Andante
0306 ______________III. Allegro
0307 Huber Concertino in F Major Op. 7
0308 Komarowski Concertino in G Major Allegro
0309 Janschinow Russian Style Concertino Op35 Complete
0310 Sitt Concertino A Mi Op93 Allegro moderato
0311 ______________II. Andante
0312 ______________III. Allegretto
0313 Bacewicz Concertino Allegro moderato
0314 ______________II. Romance Andante
0315 ______________III. Finale Vivace
0316 Seitz Concerto 2 G Ma Op13 Allegro non troppo
0317 ______________II. Adagio Andante
0318 ______________III. Allegretto moderato
WPS Student Concerto Listening CD
This is an altogetherdifferent listening CD for Westbury Park Strings pupils. Not available commercially and not for sale.
Contents are as follows:
01 Vivaldi Concerto in G Op.3 n3 (tracks 1-3)
02 Gluck Happy Dance (track 4)
03 Rieding B minor Concerto Op.35 (tracks 5-7)
04 Kayser Study in C (track 8)
05 Kuchler Concerto in the style of Vivaldi (tracks 9-11)
06 Wohlfahrt Study in G (track 12)
07 Rieding Concerto in G (tracks 13-15)
08 Kuchler Concerto in G Op.11 (tracks 16-18)
09 Kayser Study in A (track 19)
10 Vivaldi Double Violin Concerto in A minor (tracks 20-22)
List of Concertino Composers
A short summary of Composers who have written Concertinos
Accolay, Jean-Baptiste (pseudonym for Henri Vieuxtemps)
Bacewicz, Grazyna (1909-1969) Female Polish Violinist and Composer. Studied in Warsaw then Paris with Nadia Boulanger. Taught at the Lodz conservatory after the war. Wrote 4 symphonies.
Baklanova, Natalja (1902-1985) Rusiian Violinist and Composer
Coerne, Louis Adolphe (1870-1922) American Composer born in Newark, New Jersey. Wrote pedagogical pieces for the Piano.
Have, William Ten (1831-1924) Born in Amsterdam studied under Charles deBeriot. Taught at Lyon, and remained in France for the rest of his life.
Huber, Adolf (1872-1946) (Gustav Adolf Huber) German Musician, Teacher and Composer. Studied at the Leipzig Conservatory.
Janschinow, Alexei (1871-1932) Listed on IMSLP as Yanshinov, Aleksey (also Janchinoff)
Járdányi, Pál (1920-1966) Hungarian Composer and Music Educator. Student of Kodaly. Studied and taught at the Budapest Conservatory. Co-Author of a Hungarian Violin Method.
Kalliwoda Johann Wenzel (1801-1866) b.Krtitel Václav Kalivoda born in Prague; was a Composer, Conductor and Violinist.
Komarowski, Anatoli (1909-1955). Rusiian Violinist, Composer and Conductor. Studied in Moscow, and worked there as well as in Novosibirsk and Tula.
Krejci, Karel (b.June 12, 1903-1984) Czech Violinist and Pedagogue from Prague.
Küchler, Ferdinand (1867-1937) German Violinist and Violist. Pedagogue and Composer. Taught in Basel and Leipzig. His "Course of Violin Instruction" publ. Hug-Verlag, Zürich was a major cornerstone of instruction until the 1960s.
Mach, Stanislav (1906-1975) Czech Composer and Teacher. Violinist with pedagogy based on the Sevcik School.
Millies, Hans Mollenhauer (1883-1957) was a German Violinist and Composer. Left a Concertino in the style of Mozart and a Concerto in the style of Haydn.
Mokry, Jiri This may refer to (1921-1997) Jarmil Michael Mokry (Jarmil Burghauser) a Czech Composer who also catalogued Dvorak's music.
Nikolic, Petar All I know is he was Bulgarian Violinist. I can't find any info on him.
Ortmans, René (1863-1949) German / French (possibly) Violinist who lived in London. Left 2 delightful Student Concertos similar to those by Rieding.
Portnoff, Leo (1875-1940) Musician, Teacher and Composer born in Kiev. Professor in Berlin for a decade, then moved to America in 1922. Moved to Florida, to teach at the University of Miami.
Perlman, George (1897-2000) Born in the Ukraine. Parents immigrated to Chicago where he became a Violin teacher and wrote pieces for his students which reflect his Jewish heritage.
Rieding, Oskar (1840-1918) German Violinist, studied in Berlin and Leipzig, then became leader of an orchestra in Vienna for three decades. Retired to Slovenia.
Seitz, Friedrich (1848-1918) German Romantic era Composer, Violinist and Conductor.
Sitt, Hans (Jan Hanus Sitt) (1850-1922) Bohemian Violinist, Violist, Teacher and Composer. Born in Prague where he attended the Conservatory. Studied with Bennewitz and composition with Krejci. Taught at the Leipzig Conservatory.
His violin compositions are all scholarly and dignified works that fall readily under the fingers of typical violinists and violists, and some of the slow movements from his concertos display evidence of real genius.
From Left to Right : Rieding, Bacewicz, Sitt, Kuchler, Coerne, Portnoff
List of Student Concertos and Concertinos
(Concertino = short Concerto, possibly condensed into 1 movement)
So far I have listed 96 works (including the most important works which I own and teach (marked in bold) and may add just a few more.
No doubt there are others in existence, but these are the more famous works which you are more likely to come across.
Imslp published works can be downloaded from the Petrucci Music Library (considered free public domain.)
Concertos by Viotti, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart (Attrib.), DeBeriot, Rode and others are often used as student Concertos, but are not listed here: They are listed on the Concerto page.
Lastly, there is a category of Student Concerto which is essentially a copy and simplified arrangement of a famous violin concerto, but I do not approve of these; it's better to have an original work.
ComposerTitleOpusPositionPublisherGradeOwnRecNotes / Accompaniment SourcesYouTube Link
AccolayConcertino 1 in A minor 1-5thKalmus / Dowani / IMC7YYDowani publish it with Demo / Accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDXZE94zkU8
AccolayConcertino 2 in D minor 1-6thKalmus7Y Accolay's 3 Concertos are published in one volumehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJBPnl5VvEA
AccolayConcertino 3 in E minor 1-6thKalmus7Y by Kalmus. The IMC edition of the A minor is by Gingold.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A935P0wgXgw
BacewiczConcertino in G 1-3rddehaske or PWM4YYdehaske publish this with demo / accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hB3XuZTTys
BaklanovaConcertino in D minor 1st
Hofmeister / Peters
3Y Published in 8 Light Pieces; Music Partner accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cKmvFmmi1E
BeerConcertino in G301stLienau, Berlin2y piano part only
BeerConcertino in E minor471stBosworth
BeerConcertino in D minor811stBosworth3Y Accompaniment CD from Play It
CoerneConcertino in D631-3rdBosworth / Imslp5Y Free download from Petrucci Music Library
CurciConcertino in A minor Curci Y A favourite in Italian Schoolshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMcdGxpwEJs
DecsényiConcertino EMB / Schott 27 pages Violin and Piano reduction
DrdlaConcertino in A minor2251-8thBosworth8Y 32 pages Bosworthhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk1zoHjrPOw
EssekConcertino in G41stBosworth2 24 pages. Paul Essekhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THB-MlXff0s
GselhoferChildren's Sonatina 1st 2Y (Not a Concertino obviously)
HaveConcerto301-8thImslp8 Free download from Petrucci Music Library
HertelConcertino in C 1-3rd 4Y see duo-klier.com
HollanderConcerto in A minor621-4thRussian Edition7YYsee duo-klier.com / Trickier than Accolayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaY2UZjpCBY
HristoskovConcertino n1 in D 1stRussian Edition3Y see duo-klier.com
HuberStudent Concertino n2 in G61-3rdImslp3Y Free download from Petrucci Music Library
HuberConcertino in F71stdehaske3YYaccomp. CD from dehaskehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZQZbVVLeh4
HuberStudents Concertino n4 in G81stFischer2Y Barber 1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIOOUokVh5A
JansaConcertino in D (1836)541-3rdImslp / Eulenburg4 see duo-klier.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A23d0yBZlAA
JardanyiConcertino 1stdehaske4YYdehaske publish this with demo / accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBZXY51TjDU
JanschinowConcertino in Russian Style351stdehaske3YYdehaske publish this with demo / accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D-P6KoGXT0
KabalevskyConcerto in C 1- 8thPeters / IMC8Y Piano-Accompaniments.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVZM666W6lc
KalliwodaConcertino n1 in E (1829)151-8thImslp8Y Free download from Petrucci Music Library
KeosayanConcertino in G minor SEARCHING Sergei Keosayan ; Armenian Composerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDuEItMRiRI
KomarowskiConcerto n1 in E minor (1947) 1-7thPeters Ed7Y Play It do an accomp. CD (not easy to follow)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuQu-RiHBo0
KomarowskiConcerto n2 in A (1950) 1-5thPeters Ed5YYWps Accomp.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lihdjHh3V34
KomarowskiConcertino in G 1stHofmeister2YY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2oFBBb9n3Y
KomarowskiConcerto n3 in D 1stRussian Ed.4Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcZHzvn0oXo
KozakowskiChildren's Concertino 1stPdf1Y W Kozakowski : Polishhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQYCt25KLqM
KrejcíConcertino in B minor 1stSupraphon1YYA fabulous Concertino to start withhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_bi0M0Qukg
KrejcíConcertino 2 in G 1stpub. Praha 1971 I am looking for this! please email [email protected]
KrejcíConcertino 3 in B flat 1stpub. Praha 1948
KrejciConcertino in A minor 1st
KuchlerConcertino in G111stBosworth / Dowani2YYDowani publish it with Demo / Accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF7P0bgSFQk
KuchlerConcertino in D121-3rdBosworth or dehaske3YYdehaske publish this with demo / accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l295uaulheM
KuchlerConcertino in D "Vivaldi Style"151-3rdPeters / Bosworth4YYDowani publish it with Demo / Accomp CD / Barber 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydjXpXLzK6k
MachConcertino in A minor54n2 Stanislav Machhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd1RLAt8aY4
MachConcertino in B minor118 Published 1964https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQQakvwKNy4
MachConcertino Facile I am looking for this! please email [email protected]://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEmvLFq6fPk
MachConcertino in A601st 2Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8xpEidKkCo
MendelssohnStudent Concerto in D minor2131stFischer3YYThis might be Arnold Mendelssohn or the young Felix
MilliesConcertino in the style of Mozart 1stBosworth3YYdehaske also publish thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tafvIOvpztI
MilliesConcerto in the style of Haydn 1-7thBosworth7Y
MistowskiConcertino in A minor 1-5thBosworth
MokryConcertino in G 1stBosworth2Y Accompaniment CD from Play It
MoniuszkoConcertino 1st 1 Stanislav Moniuszko (1819-1872) Polish Composerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rRWBc6rAqk
MozartAdelaide Concerto Anh.294a Attributed to Mozart bbut actually by publisher Marius Casadesushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_-KHfL2BkM
MuscatConcertino in D minor111st
NikolicConcerto in G 1stWps2Y Probably not in print anywherehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IiqLLQ91go
OrtmansConcertino n1 in A minor121-5thPwm5YYPrint on Demand - Similar to Accolay 1 but slightly easierhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlmbnrTQaqo
OrtmansConcertino n2 in D14 In 1 movement
PerlmanIndian Concertino (1954) 1stFischer or dehaske1YYdehaske publish this with demo / accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdgwVktJLY4
PerlmanIsraeli Concertino 1-3rddehaske6YYdehaske publish this with demo / accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfylOw9oDAA
PerlmanConcertino in A minor 1stTheodore Presser3Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAZ4C1W9zJM
PortnoffConcerto in G minor81-6thIMSLP7 IMSLP
PortnoffConcerto in D minor91stIMSLP2 IMSLP
PortnoffConcertino in E minor131stBosworth3Y IMSLPhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlQMyd4IBqg
PortnoffConcertino in A minor141-3rdBosworth5Y Requires vibrato, excellent shiftinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC8LniOlIx8
PortnoffConcertino in A minor181stIMSLP2 IMSLPhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J5wZcClmb8
PortnoffConcertino in D921-5thHeinrichshofen's Verlag6
PortnoffConcertino in D941-3rdHeinrichshofen's Verlag5 Heinrichshofen's Verlag - Wilhelmshaven
PortnoffConcertino in D minor951-3rdHeinrichshofen's Verlag5
PortnoffConcertino in D minor961-3rdHeinrichshofen's Verlag4 also Edition Butorac - Munchen / also dehaske with CD1 recording on Youtube
PortnoffConcertino in G971-3rdHeinrichshofen's Verlag5
ReineckeConcertino in G 1stBosworth3Y
RiedingConcerto in D (1896)51-5thEMB / Fischer5Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sQNQ6Qzvio
RiedingConcerto in E minor (1899)71-9thBosworth8Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3amG1HGVjc
RiedingConertino in A minor "Hungarian Style"211-3rdBosworth / Dowani6YYRieding's 2nd most famous Concertohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMTyNb-zdXk
RiedingConcertino in G (1904)241-5thBosworth Dowani5YYDowani publish it with Demo / Accomp CD / Barber 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HzUx3k-I-Q
RiedingConcertino in D (1904)251-5thBosworth / Dowani5YYDowani publish it with Demo / Accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfXw7LAFLck
RiedingConcerto in G (1909)341stBosworth / Dowani4YYDowani publish it with Demo / Accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axDlTr8U7uM
RiedingConcerto in B minor (1909)351stBosworth or Dowani3YYRieding's most famous Concertohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q1_GQhVXbQ
RiedingConcerto in D (1911)361stBosworth / Dowani4YYDowani publish it with Demo / Accomp CD
RomanConcerto in D minor BeRi 49 Swedish Baroque Composer (not really a student concertino)
SeitzStudent Concerto n1 in D71-7thFischer or Schirmer6Y Piano-Accompaniments.com / Play It (hard to follow)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szq7KfUQ2pg
SeitzStudent Concerto n3 in G minor121-3rdSchirmer5YYPiano-Accompaniments.com / Barber 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw-ul5AYEGk
SeitzStudent Concerto n2 in G131stSchirmer / Dowani2YYDowani publish it with Demo / Accomp CDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdj0K3jDduE
SeitzStudent Concerto n4 in D151-3rdSchirmer4Y Piano-Accompaniments.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p22o8RYQ7zA
SeitzStudent Concerto n5 in D221stSchirmer / Dowani3YYPiano-Accompaniments.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ5l0jZMWPo
SeitzStudent Concerto n6 in G (1907)31
SeitzStudent Concerto n7 in D minor (1907)32
SeitzStudent Concerto n8 in G (1910)38
SeyboldKonzertino in D Dur1121-3rdD Rahter Leipzig Milano4 Arthur Seyboldhttp://imslp.org/wiki/Concertino,_Op.112_(Seybold,_Arthur)
SittConcerto n1 in D minor (1884)111-7thBreitkopf7Y
SittConcerto n2 in A minor (1884)211-7thLeuckart7Y (in the clip it is played on the viola)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycwvobc8dEU
SittConcertino n1 in A minor (1888)281-10thImslp7Y Free download from Petrucci Music Library
SittConcertino n2 in E minor (1889)311-3rdFischer or Schirmer5Y see duo-klier.com
SittConcert Piece in D minor461-7thEulenburg / Schott8Y see duo-klier.com (clip played on viola)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8KCAM0duis
SittConcertino n3 in D minor (1896)651-5thEulenburg / Schott7Y
SittConcertino in A minor (1898)701-5thBosworth7Y Wps accomp (first movement)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Zry0F7_Tg
SittConcertino in A Minor (1906)931stSchott4YY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvSMsaGYe2I
SittStudent Concertino n1 in C (1909)1041stFischer3Y
SittStudent Concertino n2 in A minor (1909)1081-3rdFischer4Y University of Rochester
SittStudent Concertino n3 in D minor (1911)1101-5thFischer6Y see duo-klier.com
SittConcerto n3 in D minor (1912)111 Schott
SpearingConcertino Movement in the style of Vivaldi 1st 1Y From Mary Cohen's "Superstart Level 2"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41jTev1Akwc
Sugar 1-3rd?EMB4? Hungarian Composerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBOSVi9j9z0
TseitlinGrand Concertino in style of Mendelssohn Michael Tseitlinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPXbOIg7pZE
VenzlConcertino in A minor1121-7th
WiltbergerConcertino in E minor751-3rdImslp3Y Free download from Petrucci Music Library
Possible order of study program for Student Concertos and Concertinos
This is just one possible program of study. It will vary considerably according to each student's needs. 20 -25 Concertos are required to turn you into a promising Violinist. It is tempting to rush head first and devour concerto after concerto with such a list as the one I present here. However, the key is to play each piece superbly well. I would say if there are gaps (there certainly are in this list) where a student has not quite absorbed all they can and is not quite in control of their Concerto, then other Concertos of a similar standard should be added, to allow the student time to mature and consolidate their playing before moving on to the next level. This is a concept I repeat over and over on this site, because the real key is not to play something hard until you can play something easy (well). This rule, once broken quickly leads down a path of tears, confusion and disappointment.
Krejci : Concertino in B minor then Perlman : Indian Concertino (1st position, with 4th finger)
Spearing : Concertino Movement in Vivaldi style (1st position)
Kuchler : Concertino in G Op.11 (1st position)
Nikolic : Concertino in G or Seitz : Student Concerto n2 in G Op.13 or Mokry Concertino in G (all 1st position)
Komarowski : Concertino in G (1st position) or Huber : Concertino in G Op.8 (1st position)
Janschinow : Concertino in Russian Style (1st position) or Portnoff Concerto in E minor Op.13 (1st position)
Rieding : Concerto in B minor Op.35 (1st position)
Rieding : Concerto in D Op.34 (1st position) or Komarowski : Concertino 3 in D (1st position)
Kuchler : Concerto in D Op.12 (1-3 position)
Kuchler : Concerto in the style of Vivaldi Op.15 (1-3 position)
Vivaldi : Concerto in G Op.3n3 (1-3 position)
Portnoff : Concerto in A minor Op.14 (1-3 position)
Perlman : Israeli Concertino (1-3 position) or Sitt : Concerto in E minor Op.31 (1-3 position)
Rieding : Concerto in Hungarian Style Op.21 (1-3 position) or Seitz : Student Concerto n4 in D Op.15 (1-3 position)
Rieding : Concerto in G Op.24 (1-5 position) or Rieding : Concerto in D Op.25 (1-5 position)
Komarowski : Concerto n2 in A (1-5 position)
Accolay : Concerto n1 in A minor (1-5 position) or Ortmans (easier) or Hollander (harder)
Sitt : Concertino in A minor Op.70 (1-5 position)
Rieding : Concerto in E minor Op.7 (1-9 position) or Komarowski : Concerto n1 in E minor (1-7 position)
Kabalevsky : Concerto in C
Now continue with Concertos of the French School by Viotti, Kreutzer, Rode, the Franco-Belgian School with those of DeBeriot, Vieuxtemps and German Concerti by Spohr.
Links to Concertino Sources (especially those with downloadable pdf sheet music)
CD Baby : Another Site you can buy and dowload music from (good quality files)
Duo Klier : Have a Violin Teacher's corner and a Concertino page with links to downloadable files (some from Wps)
EClassical : This is where I bought and downloaded Flac (lossless audio codec) and mp3s of listening CDs I recommend
EClassica : Accompaniment from Poland
Last FM : Link to Komarowski Concerto n2 Accompaniment in mp3 format, published by Wps
Music Studio : Polish site (try Google translate) offering downloadable accompaniment tracks. Hollander, The 2 Komarowski Concertos, Mozart 1.
Musicus IT : Italian web site for exchanging sheet music with other members
Mutopia Project : Free Sheet Music for everyone
Petrucci Music Library : IMSLP Free Public Domain Archive of Classical Sheet Music
Piano Accompaniments : dot com offer accompaniment track to your favourite classical music. Seitz Concerti 1-5, Accolay and Kabalevsky.
Sheet Music Trade : Publich Domain Sheet Music
UR Research : Downloadable scores from the University or Rochester
Vioolschool Sillum : Violin Teachers in Amsterdam. Great source of info and parts.
Concertino YouTube Links
Some links to Concertino performances and clips that are useful for students just starting out with a particular Concerto that they are unfamiliar with.
The quality of playing will vary; and I will do my best to link good, presentable performances of the works. YouTube changes daily, so this list will not last in terms of accuracy or being up-to-date.
Bacewicz : Concertino in G
Baklanova : Concertino in D minor
Henri_Vieuxtemps YouTube Channel (Audio plus score following of Concertinos)
Huber : Concertino in G
Komarowski : Concerto n1 in E minor 1st Movement another 1st mov
Komarowski, Concerto No. 2 in A major, 1st Movement another Version 1st Movement
Ortmans Concertino in A minor YouTube
Perlman Israeli Concertino Score and Recording on YouTube and Indian Concertino Score and Recording
Rieding : B minor Concerto Op35 all movements piano accomp
Rieding : Hungarian Concerto Op21 complete
Sitt : Concertino Op31 part 1
My Personal Favourite Concertino
Sitt, Hans : Concertino in A minor Op.93 published by Schott. Order number EES 183
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