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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:17 am    Post subject: Violin duets Reply with quote

Some of my friends are looking for some good violin duet music to play at a concert. They can play a double violin concerto, but the orchestra would be played by a piano.
Can anyone recommend some good violin duets that are on an intermediate level?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess Prokofiev violin sonata no. 2 would be out of the question. Wink

There is the famous Bach double. I have only played the first movement with another person, and although the level of difficulty of the actual notes is probably intermediate, putting it together is more of a challenge. If you forget a note, falter or rush, it is a recipe for disaster. The first movement is perhaps overplayed, so maybe the second or third? The second is pure beauty.

Also, you can check out the Vivaldi duets.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I've thought about the Double Violin Concerto. My friend's played that, a long, long, time ago.
I've looked into Vivaldi and found several pieces, thank you.
Perhaps if I said advanced intermediate, would you know any more pieces/composers?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not played many violin duets, so I'm afraid I can't be of more use. What piece did your friends end up choosing?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I'm not sure if they have chosen one yet. I think they may go with a Vivaldi Concerto, however. They are very nice.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a myriad of Vivaldi violin music, probably for duet also. Bach two violin concertos are great also, some of my favorite violin music. I would go with those.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if it's intermediate but I love Bach's D minor concerto for two violins, and also maybe you could try an arrangement of the flower duet for two violins, which will sound lovely.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, we know about the Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor. Read one of my posts above. Did he write more than one? I checked the Classical Midi Archives and only found the famous one.
What's the flower duet?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Flower Duet is from an opera, originally for voice, but also famous for oboe or clarinet duet. I think it is by pucinni. Maybe you can find a version for violin somewhere, though it is not for violin originally.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WinterWind_23 wrote:
The Flower Duet is from an opera, originally for voice, but also famous for oboe or clarinet duet. I think it is by pucinni. Maybe you can find a version for violin somewhere, though it is not for violin originally.

The "Flower Duet" is by Leo Delibes, from his opera Lakme.
http://www.schubertline.co.uk/Scorchshop/cgi-bin/showscore.pl?delibesflowerdueta.sco
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