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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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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Accompanied by the Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra), Romanian violinist Liviu Prunaru performs Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in D minor. Recorded at the TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on October 28, 2016. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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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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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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Accompanied by the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77. Conductor: Jaap van Zweden.
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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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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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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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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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