Category Archives: Violin

Vivaldi: Summer from the Four Seasons – Cynthia Freivogel and Voices of Music

San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music and the American violinist Cynthia Miller Freivogel, who specialized in both baroque and modern violin, perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Summer” (L’Estate, RV 315) from the Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni). The piece was performed on original period instruments.

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Delphine Galou sings Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott (Matthäus-Passion)

Accompanied by the period ensemble Les Siècles, French contralto Delphine Galou sings “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” (English: Have mercy, my God), an aria for contralto, solo violin, strings (originally 2 violins and 1 viola) and basso continuo, from the sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244 written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. Solo violin: François-Marie Drieux. Conductor: François-Xavier Roth.
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Vivaldi – “Winter” from The Four Seasons – Lisa Jacobs and The String Soloists

Dutch violin virtuosa Lisa Jacobs and Amsterdam-based ensemble The String Soloists perform “Winter” from Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” (Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter”, L’inverno). Recorded during The Sunday Morning Concert on Sunday the 7th of January 2018 in Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek channel.

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Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Itzhak Perlman)

Accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
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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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