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Hi Beth, guess what! I am doing a piece with my teacher which happens to be in a suzuki book (which one I am not sure n5??)! But I am not doing it from the suzuki book, I have the 'schott edition' sheet music, it's the Vivaldi G minor concerto RV 317, I am doing the whole 3 movements, it's a pretty concerto am certainly enjoying it. Another piece I am doing is the Melodie by Gluck transcription by Heifetz (heavenly!!!).

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Posted: March 29, 2011
Last Comment: March 31, 2011

Anne aMaudPowellFan
Posted: March 31, 2011

Hi Jo, sounds like fun! Suzuki certainly had a knack for choosing interesting pieces.

I told Jo already on Facebook that I am also learning (revisiting, actually) the Gluck "Melodie", also called "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" (in the transcription by Kreisler, though). Coincidence! I am concentrating on dances right now, so I am also revisiting Tambourin from the Leclair sonata in D major, plus learning "Tango pour Madame" and, the most challenging, Sarasate "Romanza Andaluza". In fact, I have a lesson today, looking forward to it very much.

Another beautiful piece, but not a dance, is a transcription by Maud Powell of Dvorak's "Songs my Mother taught me".

Beth Blackerby
Posted: March 30, 2011
I LOVE the Gluck Melodie. The melody is so tender and sweet. You'll love it too, I know.