Gabriel said: May 17, 2007
 1 posts

Hi, im new here! I just say hello to everyone.
About me:
Well im a suzuki student, im in book five and i just started in the first piece. My favorite piece is in book 4, which is Back Double. I enjoy playing violin. :D I have been to Chicago and Itaka for an activity as well. I live in Puerto Rico. And thats about it. :)


Kirsten said: May 22, 2007
 103 posts

Hi Gabriel,

I am a big fan of the Bach double too. I think for me, one of the best things about having been a Suzuki student is that I adore Bach. I still get a thrill out of playing the Bach double in a group with other Suzuki players, even though I learned it almost 30 years ago!

Bach wrote the Bach Double and his other violin concertos during a time in his life when he was employed by Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cothen (1717-1723). The prince played the viola da gamba, and he himself played in Bach’s orchestra. I love to think about what it must have been like for Bach and Prince Leopold to hear this beautiful music being performed in the chapel for the first time.

If you don’t own a recording of the Bach double that has all three movements, see if you can buy one. You will love it.


Jennifer Visick said: May 22, 2007
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
1069 posts

Welcome to the Suzuki forums! I hope they’re helpful to you.

Anne said: May 25, 2007
 17 posts

Saludos desde Connecticut!!! Somos una familia puertorriquenna exiliada :) …mi hijo tiene 9 annos y esta empezando el Concerto de Vivaldi del libro 4; mi hija tiene 4 y esta a mitad del segundo libro—estaremos en San Juan en agosto—si tienes sugerencias de algo que podemos hacer con respecto al violin o la musica en general, son bienvenidas…

Translation: (Sorry, I couldn’t resist a reply in Spanish :D )…greetings from Connecticut! We’re a Puerto Rican family in exile…my son is 9 and on the Vivaldi Concerto in Book 4; my daughter is 4 and mid Book-2. We’ll be in San Juan in August and if you have any suggestions for things we can do relating to the violin or music in general, they’re welcome…

Also, the Bach Double is our favorite as well and the possibility of playing it some day has kept us going through the hard times…I can’t wait to hear my kids play it together some day…also, I’m on Lully Gavotte—maybe someday I’l be able to play with them as well ;-)

This topic is locked. No new comments can be posted.

You must log in to post comments.

A note about the discussion forum: Public discussion forum posts are viewable by anyone. Anyone can read the forums, but you must create an account with your email address to post. Private forums are viewable by anyone that is a part of that private forum's group. Discussion forum posts are the opinion of the poster and do not constitute endorsement by or official position of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Please do not use the discussion forums to advertise products or services