Concertmaster solo from the white swan pas de deux from the ballet Swan Lake op 20 by Tschaikovsky arranged for violin and piano
White Swan from SWAN LAKE Ballet by Tschaikovsky (violin and piano)
With it’s six flats and lots of fast runs, while at the same time keeping tempo together with the piano, this White Swan concertmaster solo from Tschaikovsky’s Swan Lake is probably one of the most difficult pieces I’ve ever recorded.
I often have to remind myself that as a musician I’m more of wine than a model in the sense that we can improve over age. My Bow like a Pro students often inspire me as they get great progress in their sixties… then why do I sometimes think I can’t improve while I’m half their age?
Mari and I think this is our best video up until now and hope we’ll develop further in the future. I already have a very challenging piece I’m preparing to record next… Hope this reminder inspires you!
Love this piece? Then you’ll also love my Black Swan recording :).
Impressive!! Great job both of you!
Thank you, Cathy!
Writing in 6 flats seems unnecessarily difficult. It does not seem that a half step difference in pitch would not make such a difference in tonality, but would put it into an easy key for most instruments. There do not seem to be enough orchestral instruments for which G flat is a natural key, (although the part would not be difficult to read for E flat instrument) that the orchestration would impose such demands on the strings.
I do like the sound of this key though…