Top 5 Violin Recordings of All Time

October 23, 2008 at 03:22 AM · What are your personal top 3-5 ultimate violin recordings of ALL TIME?

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October 23, 2008 at 04:02 AM · Greetings,

I suppose its time to do this again. Its getting more and mor eproblematic as tme goes by;)

1) Milstein -Goldmark or Beethoven.

2) Enescu- Unaccompanied Bach.

3) Young Menuhin- Virtuoso works.

4) Szigeti Brahms Concerto (1956)

5) Grumiaux- Mozart Violin Concertos.



October 23, 2008 at 07:21 AM ·

October 23, 2008 at 09:46 AM · 1 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas

2 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas

3 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas

4 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas

5 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas

October 23, 2008 at 12:33 PM · Jaap Schroder - Bach Sonatas and Partitas

Guiliano Carmignola - anything Vivaldi, especially the Four Seasons.

David Nadien - Glazunov Concerto (if you haven't heard it then you just don't know. It almost makes me like the darned piece)

Milstein - Bach Sonatas & Partitas out of respect for how much I used to love this recording until I found Jaap.

October 24, 2008 at 01:04 AM · 1. Beethoven Violin Concerto (Francescatti, Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, studio recording, one take, 1950).

2. Paganini Violin Concerto #2, Menuhin, Fistoulari, Philharmonia (1955?)

3. Bartok Violin Concerto #2, Gitlis, Horenstein (1955?)

4. Bach Sonatas & Partitas, Grumiaux (sorry guys, I still like the Grumiaux).

5. Elgar Violin Concerto, Heifetz (great, great, great, great, passionate, exciting, and WARM performance)

PS. This is the 5th response. And today is October 23rd. And 2+3 is 5.

What's so magical about 5. I can add dozens more great recorded performances I can't seem to do without. What I don't have is the time to listen to them all.

October 24, 2008 at 12:42 AM · Beethoven Concerto--Oistrakh, Ehrling

Tschikowsky Concerto--Oistrakh, Kondrashin--1948

Paganini Concerto #1-- Menuhin, Fistoulari

Ysaye Ballade--Enescu

Ysaye Ballade--Oistrakh

October 24, 2008 at 05:20 PM · in no order -

1. Heifetz - Scottish Fantasy

2. Milstein - Goldmark Concerto

3. Milstein - Bach S&P

4. Perlman Beethoven with C.M. Guilini

5. Rabin - Paganini 24 Caprices

"honorable mention" - early Menuhin recordings

Francescatti - Beethoven and Paganini concerti

Gingold - Songs without Words

October 24, 2008 at 03:52 PM · 1 Ginette Neveu Sibelius Violin concerto

2 Kreisler Rupp the complete Beethoven violin piano sonatas.

3 James Ehnes Elgar violin Concerto

4 Hilary Hahn Shoenberg violin concerto

5 Kreisler The early version of the Beethoven violin concerto with the Berlin symphonie

October 26, 2008 at 03:48 PM · 1. The Brahms - Grumiaux w/Concertgebuow (search, I have posted it). His other, more well-known recording of the Brahms? Fuhgeddaboudit!

2. The Bruch Gm - Milstein w/Barbirolli

3. The Tchaikovsky - Oistrakh - can't remember which version, I wore it out!

4. The Barber - Robert Gerle (unobtanium?)

5. Devil's Trill - Erica Morini

6. Anything with extra prunes

October 26, 2008 at 04:53 PM · Goldmark VC Milstein-Blech

Dvorak v.c.Milstein-Dorati

Khatchaturian v.c.DFO-Khat. (early recording)

Franck v.s.DFO-Oborin

Any Kreisler's piece by Kreisler

October 26, 2008 at 05:41 PM · What's a DFO?

October 26, 2008 at 06:22 PM · DFO means David Fedorovich Oistrakh, in other words, David Oistrakh.


October 26, 2008 at 08:40 PM · Bruch scottish fantasy: Heifetz (first recording, with Susskind)

Lalo symphonie espagnole: Huberman

Rimsky: song of Sadko, transcribed and played by Kreisler.

Beethoven violin concerto: Milstein, Maazel (and Menuhin Furtwängler, live, Berlin P.O.)

Mozart Violin sonatas: Grumiaux with Haskil.

And many more...

Now you could also say:

Milstein: he made the violin sing

Szigeti: he made the violin think

The guy on the left (Titanic): he made the violin sink...

October 27, 2008 at 05:08 AM · Greetings,

here is the new version for this week.

ASMs recording of the Googlefruitpie concerto.

Heifetz- Castornoodle Tabasco concerto.

Szigeti- Prokofiev concerto no1.

Slowmo Mints- Paginini Caprices.

Podgy- Bach Accompanied Sonatas.



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