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    Sibelius
    Mendelssohn
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    Mozart 5
    Goldmark
    Glazunov

    For whatever reason, I'm not a huge fan of the Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Bruch concerti. I used to like them, but now from those 3, I can only sometimes listen to the Tchaikovsky without being annoyed at some point, if I'm in the right mood. There are other violin concertos that I think I'd like a lot (Shostakovich, Prokofiev), but I don't know them well enough yet to have them in my top 5.
    Last edited by musicrom; Jan-13-2015 at 17:23. Reason: changed my list
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    Korngold and Glass are my favorites

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    Prokofiev's violin concertos don't get enough mention. Both incredible works, right up there with the best.

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    My favorites are:

    1. Mendelssohn (by a long shot)
    2. Brahms
    3. Bach double concerto (or is that cheating?)
    3. Beethoven
    4. Tchaikovsky

    Some other favorites are all the Mozarts, the Wieniawskis, the Schumann, the Bruch, and the Elgar. I've never cared much for the Sibelius, for some reason, nor the Stravinsky.

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    No official rankings, but I do have a comment on the recent 2015 posts. Little (to no) acknowledgement of Elgar and Barber. Certainly there are hundreds of worthy violin concerti to choose from, but amongst the more popular composers, surprised to see this little support. Especially among people who like Elgar, or just big, expansive Romantic works, his concerto is often looked past. Is it that people find it too meandering, long? Lack of speed? Never figured it out.

    Two dramatically different works, too. Oh, and Elgar's is in B Minor, so that should excite at least one person around here.
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    1. Paganini #2
    2. Brahms
    3. Mozart #5
    4. Schumann
    5. Bach Double

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    Today I'm gonna say:

    Barber
    Prokofiev 1
    Rautavaara
    Mendelssohn
    Shostakovich

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