Dartsch: Der Geigenkasten Vol. 2
With the "Geigenkasten" through the intermediate level
Michael Dartsch has filled his third "violin case" with 50 works from five centuries for advanced students. The palette ranges from Corelli to Cage and Stockhausen, from pieces with continuo accompaniment to violin parts from choral works, and from solo capriccios to single movements for violin and piano. Arrangements are also included. The expansion of the performance technique in the realm of virtuosity is in the forefront and, consequently, one or several technical "themes" are treated in every piece. Intermediate level playing never gets boring with these pieces! Dartsch has arranged many continuo parts for a second violin or viola, and there is also a piano part for all pieces with piano accompaniment. Jazz pieces are also among them! As a special challenge for inquisitive students, there are special "research projects" in which they must solve various tasks from the fields of music history and theory.