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Apologies if this has been done before. Here are my top 5:

1. Tchaikovsky
2. Mendelssohn
3. Brahms
4. Beethoven
5. Bruch

The famous ones :) (I know Bruch wrote a few, but I think it's obvious which ones I'm talking about!)
 

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I smell another top 100 thread!

:p

My favourite is Sibelius. The beautifully sensuous string section with its dance rhythms, and the solo violin melodies are to die for.
 
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at last somebody posted something interesting! currently my favorite violin concertos are something like this:

overall:
1. sibelius
2. mendelssohn in Em
3. Paganini no.2 in Bm
4. saint saens no.2 in C
5. Khachaturian

other favorites:
beethoven's
mozart's 5 works
bach
tchaikovsky
Bruch, has 3 + 1 konserstuck
Barber's
korngold
vieuxtemps
jeno hubay , has 4 works and love them all
joseph joachim, hungarian style , violin concerto on the Gypsy tune!
prokofiev
glazunov
myaskovsky
Bela Bartok, no.2 in really killer
shostokovich
arensky
wieniawski
dvorak
louis Spohr, has a lot. no.6 and 8 is popular

from UK
stanford
vaugham williams Academica
william walton, also favorite
Samuel Colleridge
Sir Arthur Somerville , both found in Hyperion series, Romantic Violin concertos
Elgar
britten

Rozsa, my newest experience
szymanowski
karlowicz
maszkowsky, also in Romantic Violin concerto by Tasmin Little
Rochberg
Bloch
Lees
schoenberg, even the schoenberg is lovely in violin concerto...:trp:
Martinu, again underrated piece that need more talk
Berwald
Nielsen
Tor Aulin

etc etc


and all the Baroque and classical composers!
Tartini, about a hundred, please choose yourself! :lol:
Telemann
Vanhal
Viotti
Haydn
..... VIVALDI ....

enough material for top 100! Emiellucifugeee, when will you retired from your top 150 symphony??
 

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Hm. In no particular order:

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy & VC#2
Glazunov
Dvořák
Tchaikovsky

If I answered tomorrow the list would probably be somewhat different, but it would be just as Romantic-leaning.
 

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I made a post about this once, in another thread. But my views have probably changed since then. At the moment I'm partial to Brahms, Sibelius and Schoenberg, and to a lesser extent Mozart and Prokofiev.
 

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The ones I favour today (tomorrow might be different)

1. Sibelius
2. Shostakovich No 1
3. Beethoven
4. Prokofiev No 2
5. Britten

Others who would be closely behind these would be:

Elgar
Prokofiev No 1
Shostakovich No 2
Szymanowski (both)
Weinberg
 

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enough material for top 100! Emiellucifugeee, when will you retired from your top 150 symphony??
Oh dear :(

But honestly, when the symphonies list finishes in a couple of weeks ill be in the thick of preparing for exams. Perhaps ask someone else (yourself?)
 

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best/favorite violin concertos for me are, in no particular order

Beethoven
Bruch #1
Schoenberg (never thought I would pick a 20th century concerto as my favorite)
Mozart #3

The above are my today's picks but other favorites are Brahms, Vieuxtemps 3-5, Sibelius, Britten, Bach 1043. I can never rank them in order because they change positions all the time in my head.
 

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4. saint saens no.2 in C
Which version?

maszkowsky, also in Romantic Violin concerto by Tasmin Little
Little? Oistrakh definitely owns that concerto, followed closely by Grigori Feigin.

Bruch, has 3 + 1 konserstuck
Actually, he composed several other pieces for violin and orchestra, like the Serenade and In Memoriam.

Tor Aulin
His very Vieuxtemps-like second is one of my all time favs. What do you think of it?

joseph joachim, hungarian style , violin concerto on the Gypsy tune!
He composed two other concertos, and a Fantasy, which Odnoposoff recorded.

jurianbai, to your list I would add the following:
Bazzini's 4th
Kubelik's in b minor
Stanley Wolfe's
Adolf Busch's (a fantastic finale)
Lalo's Fantasie Norvegienne
Matchavariani's
Hartmann's Concerto Funebre
Joachim's Fantasy

and of course, the King of violin concertos...

Wolf-Ferrari's Op.26
 
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