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    Default Favorite Violin Concerto Recordings

    What are your favorite recordings of the following Violin Concertos?

    Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
    Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
    Beethoven Violin Concerto
    Brahms Violin Concerto
    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
    Mozart Violin Concertos
    Bach Violin Concertos
    Paganini Violin Concerto No.1
    Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1

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    Mendelssohn: Heifetz
    Bruch: Menuhin
    Beethoven: I don't really listen to that one much
    Brahms: Menuhin
    Tchaikovsky: Heifetz
    Mozart: Too many of them
    Bach: Too few of them
    Paganini: Not familiar with it
    Shostakovich: Don't know it, Oistrakh's a classic though.
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    Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, same as World Violist. I also like (although technically not a violin concerto) the Brahms Double Concerto conducted by Daniel Barenboim with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma (Chicago Symphony Orchestra).
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    Paganini: It's between Accardo/Dutoit, Perlman/Foster. I'd like to listen to the Perlman a few more times, though.
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    I like Bach's violin concertos -BWV 1041,1042, 1043 and Mozart's violin concertos K.211,216,218, 219.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhaBandit View Post
    Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, same as World Violist. I also like (although technically not a violin concerto) the Brahms Double Concerto conducted by Daniel Barenboim with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma (Chicago Symphony Orchestra).
    Agreed, that's a great performance - one of my faves.

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    Heifitz performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto With Reiner and the Chicago Symphony was one of the first LPs I bought and is still one of the best.

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    my favourite is Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole"

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    I consider David Oistrakh the best performer of Brahms Violin Concerto...one step before others. And I like Mendelssohn with Milstein.
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    Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor: Chee-Yun
    Bruch Violin Concerto No.1: Itzhak Perlman (with Previn)
    Beethoven Violin Concerto: Francescatti
    Brahms Violin Concerto: Heifetz
    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto: Mutter (live with Karajan)
    Mozart Violin Concertos: Mutter
    Bach Violin Concertos: Menuhin
    Paganini Violin Concerto No.1: Francescatti (with Ormandy)
    Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1: tough call - Oistrakh or Mullova, probably Mullova. Though Salerno-Sonenberg is impressive too.

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    I have the Beethoven with Zetmar and Bruggen,brilliant.
    I have the Tchaikovsky but its just a cheap and cheerful one,part of the Classical Collection when I used to buy the part work each fortnight.(same with Mendelssohn)
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    Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor - Kennedy/Tate/ECO

    Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 - (paired with above)

    Beethoven Violin Concerto - Perlman/Giulini/Philh.

    Brahms Violin Concerto - Heifetz/Reiner/CSO

    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - Repin/Gergiev/KOSP

    Mozart Violin Concertos - Kremer/Harnoncourt/VPO, Mutter/Muti/Philh.

    Bach Violin Concertos - Wallfisch/O. of Age of Enlightenment

    Paganini Violin Concerto No.1 - Mullova/Marriner/ASMF

    Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 - This is the toughest of the bunch, but I like Mordkovitch/Järvi, Repin/Nagano, Vengerev/Rostropovich, and Mullova/Previn over the Oistrakh/Mitropoulis.

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    Oh I also have Elgar's with Kennedy/Davies on EMI from the 1980s.
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    Hilary Hahn:
    Paganini No. 1
    Brahms
    Bach Concertos

    Oistrahk
    Shostakovich (NY Philharmonic Orch)
    Mendelssohn

    Young Mutter/Karajan
    Beethoven

    Perlman/Haitink
    Bruch No. 1

    Vadim Repin/Menuhin
    Mozart 2 3 and 5
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    I like Joshua Bell's Tchaikovsky with the Berlin Philharmonic. I hasten to add that I'm not a violinist (unfortunately)

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