Jump to content

Violin concertos


Recommended Posts

For those of you who have written violin concertos (or any other piece for violin and orchestra), how did you go about doing it? How did you write the orchestration and the solo part so they could fit in together?

I've listened to a lot of them, and different composers orchestrate very differently, I think. Bartok's 2nd Violin concerto, for example, has pretty transparent orchestration that lets the violin shine in solo parts and lets the orchestra play great passages while the soloist takes a rest. Shostakovich's first, though, lets the orchestra play with the violin a little more.

I'm just wondering how you all do it. (or, how you think you would if you did.)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...