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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>     1. Allegro molto appassionato
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041
>     1. Allegro
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>     2. Adagio
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D, Op. 6
>     3. Rondo
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
>     Act 2. Pas d'action
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G, K 216
>     2. Adagio
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>     3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco piú presto
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 61
>     3. Rondo
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7
>     3. Rondo "La campanella"
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
>     2. Andante
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>     2. Largo ma non tanto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 5 in A, K 219 "Turkish"
>     3. Tempo di Menuetto - Allegro
>Henryk Wieniawski : Legende for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 17
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Sylvia
>     Act 3. Pas de deux
>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
>Gershwin, George : Lady, be Good

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D, Op. 6
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G, K 216
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 61
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 5 in A, K 219 "Turkish"
>Henryk Wieniawski : Legende for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 17
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Sylvia
>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
>Gershwin, George : Lady, be Good
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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: 1. Allegro molto appassionato
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (10/07/1958-10/08/1958)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 8 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Eugene Goossens
  • Running Time: 9 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1863

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1960-11-20_1960-11-22&1960-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D, Op. 6 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (10/13/1960/11/02/1960)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1815-1816

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20 :: Act 2. Pas d'action
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (03/12/1958/03/14/1958); Kingsway Hall, London (03/12/1958/03/14/1958); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (04/30/1950); Kingsway Hall, London (04/30/1950)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G, K 216 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 :: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco piú presto
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Notes: Grunewaldkirche, Berlin (09/06/1957-09/07/1957)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 61 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 :: 3. Rondo "La campanella"
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (10/13/1960/11/02/1960)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1826

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (12/28/1965-12/30/1965)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performers: Paul Cocker (Harpsichord); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (12/29/1970-12/30/1979)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>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

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 5 in A, K 219 "Turkish" :: 3. Tempo di Menuetto - Allegro
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 8 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Henryk Wieniawski : Légende for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 17
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Sylvia :: Act 3. Pas de deux
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Robert Irving
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (06/29/1960-06/30/1960)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1876

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
  • Performers: Stephane Grappelli (Violin); Alan Clare (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Ronnie Verrell (Drums)
  • Conductor: Max Harris
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (05/21/1975-05/23/1975)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Gershwin, George : Lady, be Good
  • Performers: Stephane Grappelli (Violin); Tony Crombie (Drums); Alan Clare (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Max Harris
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (03/06/1973/03/07/1973)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924