100 Best Violin

Release Date: 7/31/2020
Catalog Number: 548465
Number of Discs: 6

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Note: Work data for this release may be incomplete or partially superceded from its previously released edition. - ArkivMusic

The Best 100 set puts the violin virtuoso squarely in the spotlight. Kyung-Wha Chung, Fritz Kreisler, Sarah Chang, Renaud Capucon, Augustin Dumay, Christian Ferras and Gidon Kremer are among the prominent players you'll encounter.
Works on This Recording
1. Sabre Dance, arrangement for violin & piano (after Khachaturian's Gayane) by Jascha Heifetz
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1948 ;
2. Csárdás by Vittorio Monti
Performer: John Lenehan (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: Romantic
3. Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael [Violin] Rabin (Violin)
Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ;
4. Hora staccato (After Grigoras Dinicu) by Jascha Heifetz
Performer: Michael [Violin] Rabin (Violin)
Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Period: Modern
5. Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187: no 7 in G flat major by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Itamar Golan (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Bohemia
6. Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187: no 7 in G flat major by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Itamar Golan (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Bohemia
7. La Gitana by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: John Lenehan (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: Romantic
8. 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 ;
9. 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
10. 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
11. Polonaise brillante for Violin and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 4 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer: Maxim Vengerov (Violin), Ian [Piano] Brown (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Russia
12. Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Fritz Kreisler (Violin), Franz Rupp (Piano)
Period: Romantic
13. Transcription of Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor for violin & piano by Joseph Joachim
Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin), Piers Lane (Piano)
14. Valse-Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 34 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin), Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Russia
15. Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23: no 2, Zapateado by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Michael [Violin] Rabin (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ;
16. Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Itamar Golan (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic
17. Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Itamar Golan (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic
18. Burleska, for violin & piano, Op. 17/4 by Josef [Composer] Suk
Performer: Michael [Violin] Rabin (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Romantic
19. Danse espagnole for Violin and Piano [after Falla's "La vida breve"] by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Piers Lane (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: Post-Romantic
20. Balalaika, Op. 100 by Rodion Shchedrin
Performer: Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
21. 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
22. 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
23. Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Maxim Vengerov (Violin), Ian [Piano] Brown (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ;
24. Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Romantic
25. Violin Concerto in D Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Germany
26. Concert Fantasy on 'Carmen' Op. 25: Opening by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor: Placido Domingo
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Spain
27. Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64: II. Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
Period: Romantic
Written: 09/16/1844 ; Germany
28. Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Op. 30 No. 3: III. Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Christian Ferras (Violin), Pierre Barbizet (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801-1802 ;
29. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Josef [Violin] Suk (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1798 ; Vienna, Austria
30. Violin Sonata No. 9 in A 'Kreutzer' Op. 47: III. Finale: Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pinchas Zukerman (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802-1803 ;
31. Violin Concerto in D Op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo opening by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Josef [Violin] Suk (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Austria
32. Violin Concerto in D Op. 61: II. Larghetto opening by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Josef [Violin] Suk (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Austria
33. Violin Concerto in D Op. 61: Rondo conclusion by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Josef [Violin] Suk (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Austria
34. Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Op. 100: II. Andante tranquillo - Vivace by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Peter [Piano] Frankl (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ;
35. Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Paul Cocker, Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
36. Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Paul Cocker, Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
37. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, Op. 2 no 2/RV 31 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1709 ; Venice, Italy
38. Violin Sonata in G minor 'The Devil's Trill': III. Grave - IV. Allegro assai by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer: Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1740 ; Italy
39. String Quintet in E Op. 13 No. 5: III. Minuetto by Luigi Boccherini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Europa Galante
Period: Classical
Written: 1772 ;
40. Chaconne in G minor by Tommaso Antonio Vitali
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque
41. 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
42. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV 1050: III. Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pavlo Beznosiuk (Violin)
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hanover Band
Period: Baroque
Written: 03/24/1721 ; Germany
43. Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Christian Ferras (Violin)
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque
Written: 1730-1731 ;
44. Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041: I. Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1730 ; Germany
45. Concerto for Violin & Oboe in D minor BWV 1060: II. Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Leon Goossens (Oboe)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1736 ; Germany
46. Violin concerto in E BWV 1042: III. Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Leslie [keyboard] Pearson (Harpsichord), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor: Salvatore Accardo
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1730 ; Germany
47. Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004: V. Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Germany
48. Solo Sonata No. 3 in C BWV 1005: IV. Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Germany
49. Partita No. 3 in E BWV 1006: I. Preludio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Germany
50. Violin Sonata in B flat K378: III. Rondo: Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Oleg Kagan (Violin), Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1779 ;
51. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G K216: I. Allegro conclusion by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Austria
52. Sinfonia Concerto in E flat K364: II. Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Igor Oistrakh (Violin), David [Violin] Oistrakh (Viola)
Period: Classical
Written: 1779 ; Austria
53. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Turkish' K219: III. rondeau: Tempo di Menutto - Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Austria
54. Violin Sonata No. 5 in F 'Spring' Op. 24: I. Allegro opening by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Christian Ferras (Violin), Pierre Barbizet (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ;
55. Violin Sonata No. 5 in F 'Spring' Op. 24: II. Scherzo: Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Christian Ferras (Violin), Pierre Barbizet (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ;
56. Violin Sonata No. 5 in F 'Spring' Op. 24: IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Christian Ferras (Violin), Pierre Barbizet (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ;
57. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Period: Classical
Written: 1802 ; Vienna, Austria
58. Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Op. 12 No. 2: I. Allegro vivace opening by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Christian Ferras (Violin), Pierre Barbizet (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1797-1798 ;
59. Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat Op. 12 No. 3: II. Adagio con molt'espressione by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Christian Ferras (Violin), Pierre Barbizet (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1797-1798 ;
60. Violin sonata No. 4 in A minor Op. 23: III. Allegro molto conclusion by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Christian Ferras (Violin), Pierre Barbizet (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ;
61. String Quartet No. 1 in F OP. 18 No. 1: II. Adagio offesttoso ed appassionato by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alban Berg String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1798-1800 ;
62. Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello in C Op. 56: II. Largo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1803-1804 ; Austria
63. Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Jean-Phillipe [Piano] Collard (Piano), Augustin Dumay (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1879 ; France
64. Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99: IV. Burlesque: Allegro con brio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Modern
Written: 1947-1948 ;
65. Romance, transcription for piano (from "The Gadfly") by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin), Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Modern
66. Violin Concerto in D: I. Toccata by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
Period: Modern
Written: 1931 ;
67. Nocturne & Tarantella for violin & piano, Op. 28, M30: Tarantella by Karol Szymanowski
Performer: Itamar Golan (Piano), Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Period: Modern
Written: 1915 ;
68. Hassan: Serenade by Frederick Delius
Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin), Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1920-1923 ; France
69. Violin Concerto: II. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana & Trio (Canzonetta) by Sir William Walton
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Modern
Written: 1939-1943 ;
70. Spiegel im Spigel: extract by Arvo Pärt
Performer: Martin Roscoe (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: Modern
Written: 1978 ; Estonia
71. Srenade after Plato's 'Symphosium': III. Eryximachus: Presto by Leonard Bernstein
Performer: Robert [Violin] Duffie (Violin)
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Period: Modern
Written: 1954 ;
72. Schindler's List: Main Theme by John Williams
Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993 ; USA
73. Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 63: III. Allegro, ben marcato by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor: Alceo Galliera
Period: Modern
Written: 1935 ;
74. La ronde des lutins, Op. 25 by Antonio Bazzini
Performer: Maxim Vengerov (Violin), Vag Papian (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1847 ; Italy
75. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael [Violin] Rabin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
76. Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor Op. 6: III. Rondo ('La campanella') by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Alberto Erede
Period: Romantic
Written: 1826 ;
77. Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op. 19: II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Modern
Written: 1916-1917 ;
78. Masks, arrangement for violin & piano (after Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet) by Jascha Heifetz
Performer: Jerome Ducros (Piano), Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1941 ;
79. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor Op. 37: III. Adagio - IV. Allegro con fuoco by Henri Vieuxtemps
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861 ;
80. Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61: III. Cadenza (accompagnata: Lento) - Allegro molto by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ;
81. Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47: III. Allegro ma non tanto by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Ida Haendel (Violin)
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Period: Modern
Written: 1903-1904 ; Finland
82. Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer: John Lenehan (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907 ; France
83. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: John Lenehan (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1889 ; England
84. Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Jean-Phillipe [Piano] Collard (Piano), Augustin Dumay (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1879 ; France
85. Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Jerome Ducros (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836 ; Germany
86. Symphonie espagnole Op. 21: III. Intermezzo: Allegretto non troppo by Edouard Lalo
Performer: Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1874 ;
87. Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op. 6: III. Rondo: Allegro spiritoso by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Michael Robin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815-1816 ; Italy
88. 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
89. 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
90. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer: Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor: Placido Domingo
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
91. Russian Dance: Act III: Swan Lake by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Ida Haendel (Violin)
Conductor: André Previn
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876 ; Russia
92. Violin Concerto in D Op. 35: III. Allegro vivacissimo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Vladimir Spivakov (Violin)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Russia
93. Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Jerome Ducros (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836 ; Germany
94. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: II. Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer: Masuko [Violin] Ushioda (Violin)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1864-1867 ; Germany
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