With this one-movement Concertino, Oskar Rieding turns to already advanced students of the violin. Aside from playing in third position, it also requires a considerable degree of dexterity and mastery of bowing. The “Hungarian style” mentioned in the title alludes to the fact that Prussian-born Rieding gave more than three decades of service at Budapest’s National Theatre. Its marked rhythms recall Hungarian folk music and will appeal to more spirited young violinists. The Slovenian Rieding specialist Maruša Zupančič contributes an interesting preface on the little-known composer to this Urtext edition; the markings in the solo part are provided by the experienced violinist Evelyne Grüb-Trauer.
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The Concertino in Hungarian Style in a minor op. 21 by Oskar Rieding (1846–1916) is one of his best-known pieces and today it is still popular with many aspiring violinists all around the world. Rieding’s violin compositions gained recognition and were widely performed soon after their publication, some of them were even included in music schools’ curricula during his … more