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Zen Violin / 3 CDs of serene melodies by Debussy, Joachim, Korngold, Kreisler et al.

Audio Samples

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The 4 Seasons Spring
>     Largo e pianissimo sempre
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1
>     Andante
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1
>     Sarabande
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2
>     Adagio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 3
>     Largo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 violins
>     Largo ma non tanto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3
>     Loure
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Concerto for Violin Op. 7/4
>     Adagio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3
>     Adagio
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin
>     Larghetto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sinfonia concertante
>     Andante
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin no 2
>     Andante - Allegretto non troppo
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Violin
>     Langsam
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Violin no 3
>     Adagio
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin
>     Adagio
>Joachim, Joseph : Concerto for Violin
>     Romanze
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque
>     Clair de lune
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Cello
>     Lent
>Sibelius, Jean : Earnest melodies (2), for violin & orchestra, Op. 77
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Strauss, Richard : Sonata for violin & piano
>     Improvisation
>Strauss, Richard : Stimmungsbilder for Piano, Op. 9
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Much Ado About Nothing, suite, Op. 11
>     Garden scene
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>     Theme

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The 4 Seasons Spring
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 3
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 violins
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Concerto for Violin Op. 7/4
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sinfonia concertante
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin no 2
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Violin
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Violin no 3
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin
>Joachim, Joseph : Concerto for Violin
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Cello
>Sibelius, Jean : Earnest melodies (2), for violin & orchestra, Op. 77
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Strauss, Richard : Sonata for violin & piano
>Strauss, Richard : Stimmungsbilder for Piano, Op. 9
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Much Ado About Nothing, suite, Op. 11
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Virgin Classics is proud to release a new installment to the successful Zen compilation titles: Zen Violin. Four strings, one bow and 3 CDs of serene melodies will take you onto a higher, calmer plane. Zen Violin features supreme musicians who will transport you through a landscape of meditative masterpieces by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Massenet, Rachmaninov, Ravel and many more.



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The 4 Seasons Spring :: Largo e pianissimo sempre
  • Performer: Christopher Warren-Green (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1 :: Andante
  • Performer: Jonathan Rees (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Rees
  • Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1 :: Sarabande
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Jonathan Rees (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Rees
  • Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata no 3 :: Largo
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 violins :: Largo ma non tanto
  • Performer: Jonathan Rees (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Rees
  • Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 :: Loure
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Concerto for Violin Op. 7/4 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Jean-Jacques Kantorow (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
  • Ensemble: Orchestre D'Auvergne
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christian Tetzlaff
  • Ensemble: Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performers: Jérôme Ducros (Piano); Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Jérôme Ducros (Piano); Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin :: Larghetto
  • Performer: Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 9 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sinfonia concertante :: Andante
  • Performers: Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Antoine Tomestit (Viola)
  • Conductor: Louis Longree
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 9 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin no 2 :: Andante - Allegretto non troppo
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145
  • Performers: Pavel Gililov (Piano); Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Violin :: Langsam
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1853

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Violin no 3 :: Adagio
  • Performers: Jaime Laredo (Violin); Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1888

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin :: Adagio
  • Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
  • Ensemble: Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Joachim, Joseph : Concerto for Violin :: Romanze
  • Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
  • Ensemble: Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque :: Clair de lune
  • Performers: Jérôme Ducros (Piano); Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Cello :: Lent
  • Performers: Christopher Kampen (Cello); Marcia Crayford (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920-1922

>Sibelius, Jean : Earnest melodies (2), for violin & orchestra, Op. 77
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
  • Ensemble: Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1915

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performers: Pavel Gililov (Piano); Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Strauss, Richard : Sonata for violin & piano :: Improvisation
  • Performers: Pavel Gililov (Piano); Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1887.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Strauss, Richard : Stimmungsbilder for Piano, Op. 9
  • Performers: Jérôme Ducros (Piano); Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882-1884

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Ian Brown (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini
  • Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Ian Brown (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Much Ado About Nothing, suite, Op. 11 :: Garden scene
  • Performers: Jérôme Ducros (Piano); Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Theme
  • Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Ian Brown (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993