A compendium of classic solos for the Violin. This expansive volume contains the great masterpieces of the world's foremost composers. Over 50 favourite Violin solos with full Piano accompaniment and a separate matching solo part for the violinist. Carefully selected to provide a lifetime of playing pleasure for every performer.
Good book for sightreading Anonymous
- (Cardiff, United Kingdom)
This book is full of tunes that people love to hear. Most are easy, some more challenging for both violin and piano. It is highly recommended. Anonymous
- (Ferndown, United Kingdom)
This volume has a lot of famous music favourites. Very good for grade 4-5 sight reading exercise. The difficulty was not graded when I bought it, which led me to assume it was not a simplified versions. It turned out to be too simple for my daughter to play! Anonymous
- (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Mainly representing the Classical and Romantic eras, at first this collection of seventy simplified popular classics (or the major themes from them) seems to offer little to anyone who has obtained ABRSM Grade 5/6 or above. However, this is not so. Together the pieces showcase a broad spectrum of standard techniques, (pizzicato, glissando, trills and ornaments, harmonics, use of the mute, double / triple stopping), which whilst not tackled in depth could easily serve as a pleasant introduction to the beginner-intermediate player. At the same time, more advanced practictioners would enjoy the eleven pieces which make use of 5th position and upwards, and even the most simple pieces could be utilised as a melodic alternative to traditional position / bow control excercises at any level. Also, on a practical note, it is worth mentioning the joy of a spiral bound piano accompaniment. Overall: A good all-round reference point for most players, and probably at least one piece for most people's performance repetoire.
Ellejay - (Halstead, United Kingdom)
Disappointed. Lots of well known pieces but very simplyfied and probably alright for a grade 4 player but not challenging enough for anyone who wants to use more than third position. Anonymous
- (Louth, United Kingdom)