What are your 3 favourite violin concertos?
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In violin concertos, you can also include the sinfonia concertante and the Lalo' SE
For me, my favourite concertos are:
-Mendelssohn E minor
-Lalo Symphonie Espagnole
-Mozart Violin Concerto N°3 in G major
To listen to:
I think Mozart 5, Paganini 1 and Wieniawski no 1
Elgar, Korngold, and Bruch Scottish Fantasy.
With only 3 options I can't really decide. Only Shostakovich No.1 is with certainty among the three I would choose if I could.
I don't know. Sometimes one is in the mood for Korngold, and sometimes one is in the mood for Bach. Yes! Bach A Minor and E Major concertos are nice to hear and I am quite fond of the Vivaldi Four Seasons too. I also like Dvorak and Sibelius concertos a lot. I like the themes. I like the Beethoven concerto for its musical structure but it is not as "catchy" for me as some others, I don't know why.
Mendelssohn, Prokofiev 1, and Tchaikovsky.
The Dvorak has my favourite opening of any violin concerto haha
Beethoven, Sibelius, Brahms
Sibelius, Bruch, Sinding Suite
Sibelius, Alban Berg, Benjamin Britten..
Beethoven violin concerto has always been a firm favourite of mine, closely followed by Mozart 4 and Korngold!
The first two that sprung to mind were Stravinsky and Lalo, followed by Bartok, and the Brahms.
1. Beethoven - Romance in F
Tchaikovsky, Paganini #1, Beethoven.
Beethoven, Shostakovich 1, Elgar.
My top three are Sibelius, Mendelssohn, and 3rd goes to either GLazunov or Shostakovich no.1 (depends on my mood, Glazunov is my rainy day concerto) . My teacher's favourite 3 are Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.
Take a look at my analysis of the Beethoven Violin Concerto first movement. It's why that piece is number 1 in my opinion.
Brahms, Sibelius, and Bruch!
Gotta be Viotti 22, Accolay 1, and De Beriot 1, in that order.
Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Bruch!
HA Cotton - you are so funny!
Next he'll be telling us his father was named Increase.
Cotton makes a good point. I'm sure this is something most of us have seen or heard: You arrive at orchestra, the brass are warming up with their usual loud arpeggios. Over in the violins, someone's practicing a few licks from their latest high-octane concerto, just to show us all that they're working on something hard. Like the three minutes they've got before orchestra is going to make a difference in their progress or something.
I must confess that I don't listen to recordings of Violin concertos very often anymore. It is like watching the high-wire artist at the circus working without a safety net. Maybe I would enjoy them more if I were Not a violinist. So, the ones that I enjoy working on, almost within my technical limits would be:
Beethoven, Glazunov, Sibelius - but I can't manage all the notes in the last two.
Hmm, a difficult choice, so I think I'll go off-field with,
Goldmark-the rest are a blur of greatness. Prokofiev 1 and *perhaps* Sibelius or Beethoven or...
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