I'm a high school age violinist who has been playing for 9½ years. I recently played this piece for a solo festival through my school orchestra. Most of this tune is actually relatively easy, but I gave it a higher difficulty for a few reasons:
1. The section of false harmonics could be difficult for less advanced players.
2. If you play the first section sul g it makes this a much more difficult piece.
3. This is a very emotional piece that is open to much artistic interpretation, so in my opinion it needs an advanced musician to put the appropriate amount of emotion into this piece.
Overall though, very enjoyable and a lot of fun to play.
by anonymouson July 13th, 2012
I played the music with a fiddle player and me on the piano. It was almost sightreadable for both of us so we could quickly enjoy playing it. It is clearly a simplified version but the effect of this well known piece was fairly easy to achieve. A lot of fun to play - Is more like this for fiddle and piano?
Czardas! A Jewel of music
by H.W. van Wykon November 22nd, 2011
Excelent!! I enjoy playing the music very much!!
by anonymouson June 13th, 2010
Monti's Czardas is a wonderful piece to show off different bowing techniques and so much fun to play!
I was so grateful to find Virtual sheet music just in time for our performance and we had no music for the pianist . Frantic, but you saved the day and all went well.
This is a great piece, but I have a string trio and had to kinda arrange it so that we could play it as a trio. I wish they were already arranged into trio and quartet......would make my job a lot easier lol. Overall I am very pleased with my membership!
I recently joined this site as a member. First, this is a wonderful arrangement of Czardas, both the piano and violin parts, and having the MP3 files at different speeds is a great bonus. P.S. If you want to learn the violin, piano, or the duet portion, this is the place to buy the music as you can get various MP3 files to help you out. The service is great, and the membership is well worth it given the great selection.
Very clear and accurate printed copy. Nice piano arrangement. Cannot fault the score at all.
The backing track is useful for practice although if you intend to perform with it you may wish to 'humanise' it a little more as the tempo needs to be more relaxed in some places.
I played this piece when I was much younger and I haven't had a violin in my hands for many years so It is quite a challenge, but I will persue it.
The midi files are excellent for playing along.
Now I know what notes to play
by Jim Hickson February 14th, 2008
Yesterday, for the first time, I played the first page all the way through without stopping. One of my dogs, I discovered, was behind me watching the whole time. Lily, the stray, is my witness. She didn't interrupt like she usually does.
This went into my computer and was directed by me with no problems whatsoever to my new printer which printed it out with no problem at all.
Czardas, The Young Violinist Show Pieces
by Alfa Aliffon February 2nd, 2008
This piece is one of the must-learned and must-played pieces for any violinist in the world. With expressive and lyrical introduction, dazzling runs and majestic third section, makes this Czardas as a stepping stone to display your virtuosity; best of all, it's relatively easy and loveable by any music listeners. The VSM edition however, would be better if they provide suggestion for fingerings for intermediate violinist as they need proper guides in able to play this piece. As the bottom line, Czardas shall always excite and haunt our mind.
Liked the Piece!
by Dave Mon October 27th, 2007
I play the violin and saw Czardas played on several YouTube clips. I wanted to learn it and this music provides all the basic information I need. All the ad lib stuff is up to the individual though.
I found the piece easy to download and was impressed with the quality of the final document.
Czardas is a very good intermediate piece and is fun to play for both teacher and student.
by Penny Legaton April 27th, 2007
I am a string teacher and I have found czardas a great piece for my adult pupils. It has moderate technical challenges but also allows the player to "show off" a little and above all it is a fun piece to play and to listen to.
The piano part is also very approachable.
I have also played this piece for parties etc where it is always well received!