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Concertino No 1 in A minor

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Others in the series:

Concertino No 2 in D min…
Concertino No 3 in G min…

The Concertinos 'in the olden style' series

The violin pupil can be accompanied either by the violin teacher (as a violin duet), or with piano. The optional alternative piano accompaniments are by Heidi Rolfe.

I can still remember the thrill I felt as a child of 8 when my violin teacher introduced me to my first concertino. Learning, playing and eventually mastering the famous Küchler Concertino in D major made me feel privileged and grown-up, as if I were joining a very special club.

That was a long time ago, yet for me concertinos still hold a distinctive place in the teaching repertoire. Having now taught the violin for the last thirty years and seen how happily my pupils respond to learning duets - that distinctive sense of enjoyment at playing with an adult, the improvement of intonation and tone production, the liveliness of the lesson - I have composed three new concertinos, inspired by the duet form.

Taking three great keys for the violin - G, D and A minor, I have endeavoured to combine emotionally engaging and technically educational music in the 'Olden Style'. Uniquely, I have written a second violin part for the teacher to play alongside their pupil's part and there is also a piano accompaniment for use alternatively in concert settings.

I very much hope that these concertinos prove as popular and as helpful as the series of duets in my previously published books, Sounds of a Rainbow and, that they ignite that sense of wonderment and purpose I experienced while playing the Kuchler, all those years ago.


  • Allegro moderato
  • Finale
  • Sicilienne

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Cat No. SP1121
Price £5.95
ComposerNigel Goldberg
CategoriesViolin Duet
Violin & Piano
PublisherSpartan Press
SeriesConcertinos 'in the olden style'
Difficulty level3
ISMN 979-0-57998-121-3
EAN-13 9790579981213
Weight 94 grams
Published 15th May 2012
Availability 11 in stock


I am a great fan of the 'Easy Concertino' pieces and this one is a very useful addition to this repertoire...This would make a great study piece for any serious student from grade 3/4 as it offers exciting passage work, pretty melodies and very playable music.

Sarah Chadwick for ESTA