Category Archives: Violin

Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto and Romeo and Juliet (Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Violin: Alena Baeva)

Accompanied by the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker (Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra), the Russian violinist Alena Baeva performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Written in 1878, it is one of the best known and most performed violin concertos, and is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. In the second part of the concert, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker performs Tchaikovski’s Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39, an orchestral work completed by September 10, 1880, but did not receive its premiere until May 1, 1886. It is styled an Overture-Fantasy, and is based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Conductor: Alexandre Bloch. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
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Telemann – Concertos for Four Violins No. 2 in D major (Croatian Baroque Ensemble)

Croatian Baroque Ensemble performs Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concertos for Four Violins No. 2 in D major TWV 40:202. Recorded on November 22, 2015. Violins: Laura Vadjon, Tanja Tortić, Lada Magdalenić, Saša Reba. Published by the Croatian Baroque Ensemble channel.
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Shostakovich – Violin Concerto No. 1 (Nicola Benedetti)

Accompanied by the Göteborgs Symfoniker (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), Scottish classical violinist Nicola Benedetti performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 77. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård. Recorded in Gothenburg in April 2017.
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Vivaldi – Concerto for Violin in D minor ‘Per Pisendel’ RV 242 (Il Giardino Armonico)

Italian early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (English: The Harmonious Garden) performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin in D minor ‘Per Pisendel’, RV 242. Soloist (Baroque Violin): Enrico Onofri. Recorded at the Große Musikvereinssaal, or Goldene Saal (Golden Hall) in Musikverein, Vienna.
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Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Liza Ferschtman)

Accompanied by the Kammerakademie Potsdam (Chamber Academy of Potsdam), Dutch classical violinist Liza Ferschtman performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Antonello Manacorda. Recording: The Sunday Morning Concert of April 23, 2017 in The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.
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Martelli plays Bach – Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

Described as “one of the best guitarists of his generation”, the Brazilian classical guitarist Paulo Martelli plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 for violin solo. Guitar arrangement of the piece also made by the guitarist himself. Recorded at Teatro Minaz (Ribeirão Preto – SP – Brasil) on August 27, 2010 for Movimento Violão Guitar Series. Martelli’s 11-string guitar made by Samuel Carvalho, the Brazilian master guitar builder in 2004.
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Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5 (Anne-Sophie Mutter)

Accompanied by the Camerata Salzburg, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 (often referred to by the nickname The Turkish). Anne-Sophie Mutter also conducts the orchestra.
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Bach – Concerto for Two Violins (Combattimento)

Amsterdam-based Baroque ensemble Combattimento (continuation of the former Combattimento Consort Amsterdam which terminated its activities at the end January 2014) performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto or “Bach Double”. Recorded during the Sunday Morning Concert on December 25, 2016, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto (Joshua Bell)

Accompanied by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, the American violinist and conductor Joshua Bell performs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35; considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Recorded during the BBC Proms 2013.
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