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Violin Concerto, Op. 15

Violin and Piano

By Benjamin Britten

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Orchestra, Piano, Violin (Violin)
Violin and Piano. Composed by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. 57 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060014185. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48008901).

Item Number: HL.48008901

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    South Dakota
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • March 07, 2010 This is one HOT Piece.

    This concerto has everything: rip-roaring excitement, beautiful melodies, gut-wrenching pathos, a fabulous cadenza, and magnificent violin writing. It's just fabulous. GET IT!

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  • 5

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • September 27, 2008 What an amazing piece

    What a wonderful concerto. I am so glad I came across it...although not as emotionally pleading as the solo cello suites (which, in my opinion, are some of the most heartbreaking pieces ever written), this concerto truly captures Britten's character and essence. I am so glad I bought...

    it.

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  • 4

    Location:
    rapid city sd
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • January 24, 2008 Too Good to be so ignored

    yes it isn't the best or even near the best violin concerto ever written, but it is very good. i think that britten tried very hard to fit into the 'dissonant' category of musicians and there are many dissonant chords in this but i think its a little purposely...

    dissonant, like he thought that no matter what he wrote down it wouldnt matter because its supposed to be dissonant. thats just my opinion. the second movement is very good and quite difficult, especially the cadenza. it has many chords and is quite fast but it doesnt give the violin a whole lot of shining room it is also kind of a copy cat, i dont know how to explain, but some parts sound like there from other concertos but its still a good song, and maybe i'm just over analytical, but don't let me be the cause of you not buying this. it is fun to play and its fast movements are crowd pleasers.

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