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Rieding Concerto in B Minor

Rieding Concerto in B Minor, available at Amazon.

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

Graded repertoire

ABRSMTrinityAMEBSassmanshaus (
Grade 3 (second movement)Grade 2 (First movement)Level 2Grade 4 (first or third movement)

Technical requirements

Keys: D major, G Major

Time Signatures: C, 6/8

The Notational and Rhythmic Range used in the Rieding Concerto in B Minor.
The notational and rhythmic range used in the Rieding Concerto in B Minor.

Notes used: A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G G#/Ab
Range: G3-B5
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.

Key strokes

SautilleRicochetString CrossingArtificial HarmonicsChords


NinethTenthEleventhTwelfth and above

Sheet Music

Link to IMSLPHenle Verlag Urtext edition (Amazon) – Link to edited copy (Coming soon!).