I know everyone has their favorites. But which violin & piano encore do you feel is the greatest combination of melody, technique, and audience involvement? It doesn't necessarily have to be the most profound. My vote is Paganini's "Witch's Dance" (it was his favorite, too). It's structure is the model for a great encore piece - a beautiful introduction, an appealing melody, variations that display what the violin is capable of technically, and a spectacularly brilliant ending. What's your choice?
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