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    Quote Originally Posted by airad2 View Post
    TCHAIKOVSKY

    a popular concerto, yet so underrated. Saying that, I still love Christian Ferras's Sibelius.
    Sibelius is more beautiful for me . If Tchaikovsky Violin concerto is underrated, then all works ever written are underrated.

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    It's nice to see that the Sibelius is on many people's list, perhaps the majority of lists. It's always encouraging to see that the majority has such good taste!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by confuoco View Post
    Sibelius is more beautiful for me . If Tchaikovsky Violin concerto is underrated, then all works ever written are underrated.
    The Tchaikovsky is ridiculously popular anyway. I never really cared for it. It sounds like a load of virtuoso sounds.

    Sibelius is still with Elgar as my most favorite violin concerti.
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    I just realised that I hadn't done this...

    1. Prokofiev - No. 1
    2. Henze - No. 1
    3. Rubbra
    4. Bloch
    5. Sibelius - if only for the 1st movt.

    Honorable mention to Tchaikovsky, Bartok (No.2), Stravinsky, Walton & Schoenberg.

    (subject to change - I'm interested in hearing Penderecki's 2 concertos)...

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    My favourite has been Beethoven's for a long time. Franz Bruggen has a tremendous recording of it with Zehetmair on violin, highly recommended!

    To all those who said 'Mendelssohn,' you should check out his earlier D Minor concerto for Violin & Strings. Definitely worth your time!
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    1. Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
    2. Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
    3. Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
    4. Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor
    5. Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major

    Damn, this is hard to narrow down to 5...I also like the Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Paganini concerti...

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    All right here is my list:

    1. Raff Violin Concerto No. 2
    2. Rubinstein Violin Concerto
    3. Bax Violin Concerto
    4. Glazunov Violin Concerto
    5 . Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2

    Among others include Khachaturian, Vieuxtems 2, 5, 7, Nielsen, Aulin, Berwald, etc.

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    1. Paganini No. 1
    2. Tchaikovsky
    3. Sibelius
    4. Mendelssohn
    5. Szymanowski No. 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    1. Paganini No. 1
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    no offense meant
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    Almost impossible for me to pick just 5, so in no particular order:

    1. Elgar - VC
    2. Tchaikovsky - VC
    3. Brahms - VC
    4. Delius - VC
    5. Barber - VC
    Last edited by Mirror Image; Sep-08-2009 at 01:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    Throws up in the closest bathroom he can find...

    no offense meant
    Good one!

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    I actually don't mind the Paganini. I heard it on radio a while back. I mean, it's not among my favourites, but it's not a bad piece...
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    Sibelius manages to be my favourite despite it being a sore spot amongst his general oeuvre for me - id still like the middle movement to be more magical and cold - like the frst movements opening and less romantic - id put the bright warm climax from the first movement into it too to give it some balance but what do i know - i also cant be doing with the rumpty tumpty last movement - but then again thats only because its such a lovely work i always get picky

    Bartok 2nd
    - 1st is good too but only the 1st movement

    Dvorak
    - lovely but the romance for violin and strings is much more beautiful

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    I'd like to add Dohnanyi's two concertos. No. 1 (1915) is more Romantic & Brahmsian, although the sound of gypsy fiddlers is never far away. No. 2 (1949-50) is a more eclectic work, with some modernist influences. The second one in particular should be part of the general repertoire, I think...
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    Tchaikovsky
    Sibelius
    Brahms
    Prokofeiv
    Dohnanyi 2nd (Strange that this thread just after you mentioned Dohnanyi's second)
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