I also agree that by ruling out certain concertos, you can miss sensational and revealing performances. I can recall my father telling me about going to a performance of the Beethoven many many years ago where soloist Szymon Goldberg performed it using the urtext and how incredible that was. My wife and I saw Bell some years ago do the Beethoven with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and she was so moved that she recited a Jewish prayer, the Shehechianu which basically thanks G-d for enabling us to live to see that day. So, don't rule out the "usual suspects." You never know what you will experience.
I also suggest the Karlowicz Violin Concerto. I don't know why nobody plays it -- it is great!
You might also want to check out Skoryk. My daughter's friend (family from Ukraine) introduced us to some of his works. He has written a ton of violin concertos - at least nine.
Joachim "Hungarian" is a desert island work for me;
Arensky Op. 54 (A minor) is totally charming and very programmatic;
Bruch 3 (d minor) is lengthy and rather epic...deserves more airings;
Saint-Saens 1 can be intriguing;
Jose White (F# minor) sounds deliciously like Wieniawski
Shostakovich 2 is bleak and desolate and effective.
My orchestra played No. 2 in 2019 with Er-Gene Kahng, the same violinist who made the first recording of both concertos and edited them for publication.
A good new one that has made the rounds recently is Esa-Pekka Salonen's.
There have been similar threads from time to time here, and I know I've mentioned it before but am happy to do so again: there is an attractive romantic concerto by Jesús de Monasterio.
**Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius.
Two other pieces I would like to hear in the concert hall are the Vivaldi A minor concerto and his B minor concerto for four violins.
Robert Schumann's violin arrangment of his cello concerto is worth hearing more too.
I would Ike to hear a recording or live performance of Georges Delerue’s violin concerto. I believed it was composed in the 1980’s and premiered by an orchestra in New Jersey. Delerue also write a single movement concerto used for the 1992 film Diên Biên Phú. I learned that piece this past year and it’s good piece for a advancing violin student, a student concerto I suppose and a sophisticated one at that.
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