Customer Reviews for Sonata in G minor 'Devil's Trill'
Location: from Hells pits
November 12, 2007
Ever since i was young i have followed this song it just holds a certain place in my heart and i love it. I have just that to say so if some one plays it i have pure unlowering respect to you.
20 of 43 people found this review helpful.
Location: from VA
June 29, 2007
A wonderful piece...
It's beautiful. I love it. But it's challenging. I don't know how difficult the piano score is, but I can speak for the violin part. If you play it well, your trill skills will sky-rocket! no, seriously, the trills are challenging but they sure get your fingers moving! Good luck! ^_^
17 of 37 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Dallas, TX
December 9, 2005
Outstanding! Beautiful violin piece!
Amazing trills that interveen with the beautiful melodies throughout this entire peice. My favorite is definitely the 3rd movement- very diffucult and fast- a great challenge. I would definitely recommend this to an experienced violinist. This is a 9 out of 10 level of hardness peice- Vivaldi's Four Seasons being a 5.(Mendelssohn's violin concerto in e minor being an 8.5)
21 of 41 people found this review helpful.
Dude where's my sheet music
Location: from Midland, MI
October 16, 2005
People will think more of you
This song is absolutly beautiful. The first movement is slow and sad, some trills and a couple chords. The second movement is more fast and cheerful with quite a bit of trills and more chords. The third and last movement has a LOT of trills and VERY BIG chords. This piece is more for people who have been playing a while. If you play at a recital people will think more of you when they see how fast your fingers move on the finger board and the huge chords. Have fun, enjoy the piece... and become more popular YIPPIE!!!!
20 of 42 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Harrisburg, PA
July 19, 2004
Fun and challenging
This piece is quite difficult. The first movement is beautiful but melancholy. The second movement is very entertaining to play in a recital, because it can show off the performer's ability to play a hard piece fast. It is full of trills and crossings. The third movement is slightly slower than the second, but has many more trills. Kreisler's cadenza is very difficult, consisting mainly of double trills and chords. This is a great piece to show off and to have fun with.
19 of 46 people found this review helpful.
Location: from MN
December 20, 2002
In terms of difficulty I would give this piece a 5 out of 6. The first movement is beautiful and slow with some chords. Not too difficult. The second movement is playful and has a lot of trills and string crosses. This movement is my favorite. The third part is both the second and third movements themes put together and is really wonderful. It has a LOT of trills and huge chords. I would suggest this for someone who is looking a recital and who has already played Mendelssohn's violin concerto in e minor. This is past that. Good luck and have fun!!
9 of 16 people found this review helpful.