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.
A concerto which remains entirely in first position, this concerto contains catchy melodies yet still provides some technical challenges to stretch the player. First published in 1911, some 7 years before the composer’s death (1840-1911)
Keys: D major, A Major,
Time Signatures: C, 3/4, 6/8
Notes used: AA#/BbBCC#/Db DD#/Eb EE#/FF#/Gb GG#/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 Dotted Minums, including triplet quavers.
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