I just received word that I'm definitely going to China in May for a recording project tentatively called "Favorite Warhorses". The key question is what to record. Here's a list of the possible repertoire I submitted to the company, based on what I'd like to have in my discography, and on what I need to prepare for an upcoming contest. I'm wondering what people's opinions are regarding which of these works would be most interesting to record, and whether there are some other warhorses I may have overlooked...
By the way, whatever I end up choosing for the recording will probably also find its way onto the programme for my recitals in Florida in early May, right before I leave for Beijing.
(* = needed for an upcoming competition programme)
(! = works I’d like to record, which would work well on a “Favorite Warhorses” CD either because I’ve played them often in concerts and competitions, or because they are audience favorites.)
Adagio and Fugue in G minor
Ciaccona in D minor
Hungarian Dances (Nos. 1, 2, 5, 7, 16)
Fantasy on themes from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess"
Joplin – Perlman
Rezitativ und Scherzo Caprice (for violin solo)
Rondino on a theme by Beethoven
Spanish Dance (after De Falla's “La Vida Breve”)
! “Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta”
! Meditation from “Thais”
! Caprices (Nos. 4, 5, 9, 24)
* “The Witches’ Dance” (“Le Streghe”)
“Moses” Fantasy on the G string
“L’Histoire du Tango”
March from “Love for Three Oranges” (arr. J. Heifetz)
“Meditation” in D minor
! * “Tzigane”
“A Word to Paganini”
! * Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
* “Etude en forme de valse”
! Ave Maria (arr. Heifetz)
“Song of Love”
“Melody” in E flat major (from Souvenir d’un lieu cher)
! “Serenade Melancolique”
“Polonaise Brilliante” in D major
Poème Elégiaque, op. 12
* Sonata No. 2 “Obsession” for violin solo
Mazurka in G major
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