Category Archives: Violin

Sibelius – Violin Concerto (Anne-Sophie Mutter)

Accompanied by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Recorded at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on March 05, 2015. Encore: Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, IV. Gigue, Bach.
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Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 9 (Kreutzer) – Leonid Kogan, Nina Kogan

The great Ukraine-born Soviet violinist of 20th century, Leonid Kogan, and his daughter Nina Kogan perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 Opus 47, commonly known as the “Kreutzer Sonata”.
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Brahms – Violin Sonata No. 3 (Oistrakh, Richter)

Renowned Soviet classical violinist and violist David Oistrakh and the Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter, who known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire, perform Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108.
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Brahms – Double Concerto (Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maximilian Hornung)

Accompanied by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and the German cellist Maximilian Hornung perform Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102, a concerto for violin, cello and orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
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Sibelius – Violin Concerto (Ray Chen)

Accompanied by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Taiwanese-Australian classical violinist Ray Chen performs Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius. Conductor: Kent Nagano. Recorded on March 26, 2015. In this video, Chen plays on the 1715 “Joachim” Stradivarius.
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Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Yehudi Menuhin, 1962)

Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, Yehudi Menuhin performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Sir Colin Davis. This 1962 filmed performance is a treasure of classical music, and was a specially recorded performance at BBC TV Center for their series “International Concert Hall”. The recording took place on 22 April 1962, Menuhin’s 46th birthday. The concertmaster (leader)(1) was Hugh Maguire (2 August 1926 – 14 June 2013), the Irish violinist, leader, concertmaster and principal player of the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1962-1967).
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Vivaldi – “Summer” from the Four Seasons (Trondheim Soloists, violin: Mari Silje Samuelsen)

A musical chamber ensemble of string players based in Trondheim, Norway; the Trondheim Soloists perform “Summer” from Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni). Soloist (violin): Mari Silje Samuelsen, 1984-born Norwegian classical violinist. Artistic Director: Øyvind Gimse. Video by Tor Melgalvis. Camera: Kjetil Andersen, Jan Gunnar Martinsen and Tor Melgalvis.
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Schubert – Violin Sonata in A minor, D 385 (Kopatchinskaja, Say)

Moldovan-Austrian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the Turkish pianist Fazıl Say perform Franz Schubert’s Violin Sonata in A minor, D 385. The sonata is composed in 1816, when the Austrian composer was 19-year-old.
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Gerard Drozd – String Quartet, No. 3, Op. 155 (Camerata Quartet)

Camerata Quartet performs Polish guitarist and composer Gerard Drozd’s String Quartet, No. 3, Op. 155. From the 17th International Gliwice Guitar Festival. One of the beautiful pieces of contemporary music, enjoy!
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