Suzuki Violin Pieces in their Original Forms

(original source material for the Suzuki Violin School)

Volume 4

  1. Lullaby F. Schubert
  2. Lullaby Joh. Brahms
  1. Concerto No. 2 in G Major Op. 13, 3rd Mvt. F. Seitz
  2. Concerto No. 5 in D Major Op. 22, 1st Mvt. F. Seitz
  3. Concerto No. 5 in D Major Op. 22, 3rd Mvt. F. Seitz
  4. Concerto in A Minor Op. 3, No. 6, 1st Mvt. A. Vivaldi/arr. T. Nachéz
  5. Concerto in A Minor Op. 3, No. 6, 3rd Mvt. A. Vivaldi/arr. T. Nachéz
  6. Perpetual Motion – Little Suite No. 6 K. Bohm
  7. Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor
    BWV. 1043, 1st Mvt. Violin II
    J. S. Bach


  1. listed title Lullaby
    composer Franz Schubert (1797–1831)
    source Wiegenlied, D. 498 (Op. 98 No. 2)
    originally written for voice and piano
    date 1816
    more information Wikipedia
    score IMSLP
    suggested
    recording
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    Arleen Auger, soprano
    Lambert Orkis, fortepiano
    notes
    lyrics Schlafe, schlafe, holder, süsser Knabe,
    Leise wiegt dich deiner Mutter Hand;
    Sanfte Ruhe, milde Labe
    Bringt dir schwebend dieses Wiegenband.

    Schlafe, schlafe, in dem süssen Grabe,
    Noch beschützt dich deiner Mutter Arm,
    Alle Wünsche, alle Habe
    Fasst sie liebend, alle liebewarm.

    Schlafe, schlafe, in der Flaumen Schoosse,
    Noch umtönt dich lauter Liebeston,
    Eine Lilie, eine Rose,
    Nach dem Schlafe werd’ sie dir zum Lohn.


    Sleep, sleep, dear, sweet boy,
    your mother’s hand rocks you softly.
    This swaying cradle strap
    brings you gentle peace and tender comfort.

    Sleep, sleep, in the sweet grave;
    your mother’s arms still protect you.
    All her wishes, all her possessions
    she holds lovingly, with loving warmth.

    Sleep, sleep, in her lap, soft as down;
    pure notes of love still echo around you.
    A lily, a rose
    shall be your reward after sleep.

    translation: Richard Wigmore © 2005
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  2. listed title Lullaby
    composer Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
    source Fünf Lieder, Op. 49.
      No. 4. Wiegenlied
    originally written for voice and piano
    date 1868
    more information Wikipedia
    score first edition:
      IMSLP (p.11)
    Johannes Brahms Sämtliche Werke (with second verse):
      IMSLP (pdf: p.10, score: p.11)
    suggested
    recording
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    Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano
    Graham Johnson, piano
    notes
    lyrics Guten Abend, gut’ Nacht,
    Mit Rosen bedacht,
    Mit Näglein besteckt
    Schlupf’ unter die Deck’.
    Morgen früh, wenn Gott will,
    Wirst du wieder geweckt.
    Morgen früh, wenn Gott will,
    Wirst du wieder geweckt.

    Guten Abend, gut’ Nacht,
    Von Englein bewacht!
    Die zeigen im Traum
    Dir Christkindleins Baum:
    Schlaf’ nun selig und süß,
    Schau im Traum’s Paradies.
    Schlaf’ nun selig und süß,
    Schau im Traum’s Paradies.

    Georg Scherer (1828–1909)
    Good evening, good night,
    Canopied with roses,
    Bedecked with carnations,
    Slip beneath the coverlet.
    Tomorrow morning, if God wills,
    You shall be woken again.
    Tomorrow morning, if God wills,
    You shall be woken again.

    Good evening, good night,
    Watched over by angels!
    In your dreams they’ll show you
    The Christmas Tree:
    Sleep sweetly now and blissfully,
    Behold Paradise in your dreams.
    Sleep sweetly now and blissfully,
    Behold Paradise in your dreams.

    translation: Richard Stokes © 2011
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  1. listed title Concerto No. 2 in G Major Op. 13, 3rd Mvt.
    composer Friedrich “Fritz” Seitz (1848–1918)
    original title Schüler-Konzert Nr. 2, Op. 13
      III. Allegro moderato
    originally written for violin and piano
    date first published 1893
    more information Wikipedia
    score
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    William Preucil, violin
    Linda Perry, piano
    links: manufacturer
    notes
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  2. listed title Concerto No. 5 in D Major Op. 22, 1st Mvt.
    composer Friedrich “Fritz” Seitz (1848–1918)
    original title Schüler-Konzert Nr. 5, Op. 22
      I. Allegro moderato
    originally written for violin and piano
    date published 1904
    more information Wikipedia
    score
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    William Preucil, violin
    Linda Perry, piano
    links: manufacturer
    notes
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  3. listed title Concerto No. 5 in D Major Op. 22, 3rd Mvt.
    composer Friedrich “Fritz” Seitz (1848–1918)
    original title Schüler-Konzert Nr. 5, Op. 22
      III. Allegretto
    originally written for violin and piano
    date published 1904
    more information Wikipedia
    score
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    William Preucil, violin
    Linda Perry, piano
    links: manufacturer
    notes
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  4. listed title Concerto in A Minor Op. 3, No. 6, 1st Mvt.
    listed composer A. Vivaldi/arr. T. Nachéz
    source L’estro armonico. Concerti. Op. 3.
      Concerto VI. (RV 356)
        1. Allegro
    composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
    originally written for solo violin, with strings and continuo
    date published 1711
    more information Wikipedia
    score Violin I part (first edition): IMSLP (pdf: p.32, score:p.20)
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    Simon Standage, violin
    The English Concert
    Trevor Pinnock, director
    notes
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  5. listed title Concerto in A Minor Op. 3, No. 6, 3rd Mvt.
    listed composer A. Vivaldi/arr. T. Nachéz
    source L’estro armonico. Concerti. Op. 3.
      Concerto VI. (RV 356)
        3. Presto
    composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
    originally written for solo violin, with strings and continuo
    date published 1711
    more information Wikipedia
    score Violin I part (first edition):
      IMSLP (pdf: p.34, score:p.22, middle of page)
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    Simon Standage, violin
    The English Concert
    Trevor Pinnock, director
    notes
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  6. listed title Perpetual Motion – Little Suite No. 6
    listed composer Carl Bohm (1844–1920)
      (not “K. Bohm” as listed)
    original title Perpetuo Mobile (Kleine Suite 6) [?]
    originally written for violin and piano[?]
    date 1892?
    more information
    score WorldCat: London edition | German edition
    suggested
    recording
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    William Preucil, violin
    Linda Perry, piano
    links: manufacturer
    notes

    Apparently, there were only two publications from the composer’s lifetime that feature this work. A copy of the German Simrock edition is held at the Leeds College of Music, listed under the title Perpetuo mobile [no6 from Little suite] for violin and piano, with no date given. A London Lengnick edition from 1892 appears in WorldCat with the title Perpetuo mobile from Little suite : for violin and piano, though no libraries are listed as holding a copy of it.

    If the Perpetuo Mobile is the sixth movement of some larger work called Little Suite, I can find no other mention of any such suite. While it is possible that the Little Suite was originally composed for some other combination of instruments, it is clear that at least twice during the composer's lifetime the Perpetuo Mobile was published in a violin/piano version. The piece itself is rather ‘violinistic’, and this suggests that the present instrumentation is the original one.

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  7. title Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043
      1st Movement (Violin II)
    composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
    originally written for 2 violins, with strings and continuo
    date 1730–1731
    more information Wikipedia
    score Early manuscript:
      Violin II part: zoomable full-page
    Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe:
      full score: Band 21.1 p.41 IMSLP (p.3 of the pdf)
    Neue Bach Ausgabe:
      Series VII, Volume 3.
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    Simon Standage, violin
    Elizabeth Wilcock, violin
    The English Concert
    Trevor Pinnock, director
    notes
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