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Best Violin 50 / Various
Release Date: 04/19/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 48494   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiLuigi BoccheriniArcangelo CorelliJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinNathan MilsteinLeon PommersGidon Kremer,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto LysyHerbert von KarajanEfrem KurtzPierre Dervaux,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, Op. 2 no 2/RV 31 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Venice, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in A major, Op. 13 no 5/G 281: Minuet by Luigi Boccherini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6. Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 12 in D minor "La Follia" by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700; Rome, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 25 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 3rd movement, Allegro giocoso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Efrem Kurtz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
9. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Ulf Hoelscher (Violin)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
10. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
11. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
12. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47: 3rd movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Ida Haendel (Violin)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 40 Secs. 
13. Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Augustin Dumay (Violin), Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
14. La ronde des lutins, Op. 25 by Antonio Bazzini
Performer:  Vag Papian (Piano), Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1847; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
15. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
16. Andante and Variations for Violin/Flute and Harp in F major on "Di tanti palpiti" by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1820 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
17. La Gitana by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
18. Gayaneh: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Dmitri Sitkovetsky (Violin), Pavel Gililov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
19. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin), Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
20. Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Franz Rupp (Piano), Fritz Kreisler (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
21. Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 5 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin), Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
22. Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23: no 2, Zapateado by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
23. Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin), Itamar Golan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
24. Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 17: no 4, Burlesca by Josef Suk
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Michael Rabin (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
25. La vida breve: Spanish Dance by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
26. Balalaika, Op. 100 by Rodion Shchedrin
Performer:  Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Venue:  Live  Barbican Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
27. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Itamar Golan (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
28. Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Maxim Vengerov (Violin), Ian Brown (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
29. Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
30. Csárdás by Vittorio Monti
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
31. Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Conductor:  Felix Slatkin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
32. Humoresque for Violin and Piano [after Dvorák, Op. 101 no 7] by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Itamar Golan (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Czechoslovakia 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
33. Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra) by Grigoras Dinicu
Performer:  Michael Rabin (Violin)
Conductor:  Felix Slatkin
Period: Modern 
Written: 1906; Romania 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
34. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, Op. 1 no 4 "Devil's Trill": Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
35. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 3rd movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pavlo Beznosiuk (Violin)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
36. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Leslie Pearson (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Salvatore Accardo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
37. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 57 Secs. 
38. Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K 378 (317d): 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), Oleg Kagan (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
39. Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish": 3rd movement, Rondeau by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
40. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
41. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 no 3: 2nd mvt, Adagio con molto espressione by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christian Ferras (Violin), Pierre Barbizet (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
42. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
43. Polonaise brillante for Violin and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 4 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Ian Brown (Piano), Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
44. Valse-Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 34 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
45. Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Masuko Ushioda (Violin)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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