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Essential Violin

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>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>     Spring
>     Spring
>     Autumn
>     Winter
>     Winter
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041
>     1. Allegro
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>     2. Largo ma non tanto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in E, BWV 1042
>     3. Allegro assai
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 in E, BWV 1006
>     1. Preludio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G, K 216
>     1. Allegro. conclusion
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin no 5 in F, Op. 24 "Spring"
>     1. Allegro. opening
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 61
>     2. Larghetto. opening
>     3. Rondo. conclusion
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Concert Fantasy on "Carmen", Op. 25
>     Introduction
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>     2. Adagio. opening
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>     2. Andante extract
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>     3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
>Lalo, Edouard : Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
>     3. Intermezzo
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 6
>     3. Rondo "La campanella"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35
>     3. Allegro vivacissimo
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D, Op. 19
>     2. Scherzo
>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
>     3. Allegro ma non tanto
>Fauré, Gabriel : Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 16
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 99
>     4. Burlesque
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly
>     Romance
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>     Main Theme
>Bazzini, Antonio : La ronde des lutins, Op. 25
>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
>Paganini, Niccolò : 24 Caprices, Op. 1
>     no 24 in A minor
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
>Kreisler, Fritz : Schon Rosmarin
>Monti, Vittorio : Csardas
>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in E, BWV 1042
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 in E, BWV 1006
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G, K 216
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin no 5 in F, Op. 24 "Spring"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 61
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Concert Fantasy on "Carmen", Op. 25
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Lalo, Edouard : Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 6
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D, Op. 19
>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
>Fauré, Gabriel : Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 16
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 99
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Bazzini, Antonio : La ronde des lutins, Op. 25
>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
>Paganini, Niccolò : 24 Caprices, Op. 1
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
>Kreisler, Fritz : Schon Rosmarin
>Monti, Vittorio : Csardas
>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
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>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Spring
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Spring
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Autumn
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Winter
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Winter
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: Leslie Pearson (Harpsichord); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Salvatore Accardo
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Christian Ferras (Violin); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in E, BWV 1042 :: 3. Allegro assai
  • Performers: Leslie Pearson (Harpsichord); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Salvatore Accardo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 in E, BWV 1006 :: 1. Preludio
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G, K 216 :: 1. Allegro. conclusion
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Oistrakh
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin no 5 in F, Op. 24 "Spring" :: 1. Allegro. opening
  • Performers: Pierre Barbizet (Piano); Christian Ferras (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 61 :: 2. Larghetto. opening
  • Performer: Josef Suk (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 61 :: 3. Rondo. conclusion
  • Performer: Josef Suk (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Concert Fantasy on "Carmen", Op. 25 :: Introduction
  • Performer: Sarah Chang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: 2. Adagio. opening
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: 2. Andante extract
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 :: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
  • Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 8 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Lalo, Edouard : Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 :: 3. Intermezzo
  • Performer: Leonid Kogan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1874.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 6 :: 3. Rondo "La campanella"
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1826

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35 :: 3. Allegro vivacissimo
  • Performer: Vladimir Spivakov (Violin)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D, Op. 19 :: 2. Scherzo
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 :: 3. Allegro ma non tanto
  • Performer: Ida Haendel (Violin)
  • Conductor: Paavo Berglund
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1903-1904

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 16
  • Performers: Jean-Phillipe Collard (Piano); Augustin Dumay (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 99 :: 4. Burlesque
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
  • Notes: Composition written: 1947-48.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1947-1948

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly :: Romance
  • Performers: Piers Lane (Piano); Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Bazzini, Antonio : La ronde des lutins, Op. 25
  • Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Vag Papian (Piano)
  • Ensemble: I Virtuosi Italiani
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
  • Performers: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin); Itamar Golan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : 24 Caprices, Op. 1 :: no 24 in A minor
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
  • Performers: Piers Lane (Piano); Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
  • Performers: Leon Pommers (Piano); Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Kreisler, Fritz : Schön Rosmarin
  • Performers: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin); Itamar Golan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Monti, Vittorio : Csárdás
  • Performers: John Lenehan (Piano); Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Michael Rabin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Felix Slatkin
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906