Composed by German Composer Oskar Rieding (1840-1918) and first published in 1909, this concertino which stays completely in first position has become a staple of the beginner violin repertoire. While it isn’t performed regularly, it is often the first concerto a student will learn. The Rieding Concerto in B Minor is an ideal piece for students to learn, and is included in a number of exam repertoire lists.
(Want something different? Something less common? Why not try Kuchler’s Concertino)
Piece Details – Rieding Concerto in B Minor
|Grade 3 (second movement)||Grade 2 (First movement)||Level 2||Grade 4 (first or third movement)|
Keys: D major, G Major
Time Signatures: C, 6/8
Notes used: A A#/Bb B C C#/
Db D D#/Eb E F F#/ Gb G G#/ Ab
Standard open strings are G3, D4, A4, E5.
Double stops: Simple (use at least one open string)
Duple (no open strings)
Rhythmic range: Semiquavers to Minums.