This series comprises the most popular beginner concertos forviolinists. The editions include a solo violin part and a pianoreduction for the accompanist. The series is edited by KurtSassmannshaus, the internationally renowned violin teacher andco-author of the Sassmannshaus violin method. The concerto volumes forman ideal continuation of this method and can be used in parallel fromvolume three onwards.
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), an ordained priest, was one of the most prolific baroque composers. He wrote over 500 instrumental concertos as well as many sacred works and operas. For most of his life, he was the violin teacher at the girls' orphanage, Ospedale della Pieta, in his native Venice. His most popular work is the collection of four violin concertos entitled The Four Seasons.
The Vivaldi Concerto in A minor can be introduced after the completion of Volume 4 of the Sassmannshaus Tradition Early Start on the Violin. It corresponds with Violinmasterclass.com Grade Level 3.
Skills required for this work: - Left Hand: 1st to 3rd position - Right Hand: Detache, Legato, Martele - Rhythms: Eighth Notes, Sixteenth Notes, Thirty Second Notes, Dotting Rhythms
This Concerto may be the first work a student learns that requires frequent shifting between first, second, and third position. A full ringing detache stroke in the upper half should be used for the sixteenth note passages in the outer movements. The eighth notes require a fast bow stroke that releases bow pressure at the end of each note.
- Kurt Sassmannshaus, Cincinnati, January 2010
Title: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op 3 No 6, RV 356 Composer: Antonio Vivaldi Arranger: Editor: Kurt Sassmannshaus Publisher: Bärenreiter Instrumentation: Violin and piano Parts Included: Violin part, piano score Additional Information:
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