Originally Posted by Oistrakh
another member on another forum said he was offered to buy a strad for 20,000, but since he just married and didn't have any money, he wasn't able to buy it. He stlil regrets it...
I'm planning to play the rondo and caprccioso by saint saens over the summer... By the way, how well did you play the bruch third movement? The quick double stops are hard!
Rondo and Capriccioso is actually a very difficult piece. I've never played it properly. Note wise, it doesn't have any special, but to play it with a good style is hard. There are so many details that are easy to overlook. I must confess I am not knowledgable enough to into the details of this piece. I will have a chat with my friend, who just played it with his local orchestra (which is surprisingly good!).
The Bruch is IMO much easier than the Rondo and Capriccioso. The Bruch is just so much easier to express musically. As for the double stoppings, PRACTICE CALMLY AND SLOWLY! They are not difficult double stops, but when played quickily, become easily out of tune! The secret is to practice really slowly. Take a lot of time. Don't feel that you are in a hurry. Have fun though, the Bruch 3rd movement is one of the most cheerful pieces of music ever!