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A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble, customarily orchestra. Such works have been written from the Baroque period, when the solo concerto form was first developed, up through the present day. Many major composers have contributed to the violin concerto repertoire, with the best known works including those by Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Wieniawski. The term concerto usually refers to a musical work in which one solo instrument is contrasted with an orchestra. ... A violin The violin is a bowed stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... The Boston Pops orchestra performing on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 to 1750 (see Dates of classical music eras for a discussion of the problems inherent in defining the beginning and end points). ... Bach redirects here. ... Béla Bartók in 1927 For other uses, see Bartok (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johannes Brahms. ... Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at the age of thirty Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, known generally as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847) was a German composer and conductor of Jewish parentage of the early Romantic period. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sibelius redirects to this article. ... A young Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1874) Tchaikovsky redirects here. ... Unconfirmed portrait of Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678, Venice – July 28 (or 27), 1741, Vienna), nicknamed Il Prete Rosso (The Red Priest), was an Italian priest and baroque music composer, as well as a famous violinist. ... Henri Wieniawski (10 July 1835 – 31 March 1880) was a Polish composer and violinist. ...


Traditionally a three movement work, the violin concerto has seen a number of modern composers write for four movements. Some examples include violin concertos by Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky and Alban Berg (Berg`s violin concerto is structured in four movements where the first, second and third and fourth movements are connected with only a break in the middle between the second and third). Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (Russian: , Dmitrij Dmitrievič Šostakovič) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906–August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский Igor Fjodorovič Stravinskij) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian-born composer of modern classical music. ... Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. ...


In some violin concertos, especially from the Baroque and modern eras, the violin (or group of violins) is accompanied by a chamber ensemble rather than an orchestra—for instance, Vivaldi's L'estro armonico, originally scored for four violins, two violas, cello, and continuo, and Allan Pettersson's first concerto, for violin and string quartet. Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ... Figured bass, or thoroughbass, is a kind of integer musical notation used to indicate intervals, chords, and nonchord tones, in relation to a bass note. ... Gustav Allan Pettersson (September 19, 1911 – June 20, 1980) was a Swedish composer born in Uppland. ...


Selected list of Violin Concertos

The following concertos are presently found near the center of the mainstream Western repertoire. For a more comprehensive list of violin concertos, see List of compositions for violin and orchestra. This is a list of musical compositions for violin and orchestra. ...

Bach redirects here. ... The Violin Concerto in A minor by J. S. Bach (BWV 1041) is a concerto in 3 movements: Allegro moderato Andante - with an ostinato style theme Allegro assai The Clavier (Piano) concerto in G minor, BWV 1058, is an arrangement of this concerto with piano or harpsichord. ... The Violin Concerto in E major by J. S. Bach (BWV 1042) is a concerto in 3 movements: Allegro Adagio e sempre piano Allegro The Clavier (Piano) concerto in D major, BWV 1054, is an arrangement of this concerto with piano or harpsichord. ... The Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043, is one of the most famous works by J.S. Bach and considered among the best examples of the work of the late Baroque period. ... Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Samuel Osborne Barber (March 9, 1910–January 23, 1981) was an American composer of classical music, best known for his Adagio for Strings. ... Samuel Barbers violin concerto, Op. ... Béla Bartók in 1927 For other uses, see Bartok (disambiguation). ... Béla Bartóks Violin Concerto No. ... Dedicated to the Hungarian virtuoso, Zoltán Székely, Béla Bartóks Violin Concerto No. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ludwig van Beethovens Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major was written in 1806. ... Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. ... Alban Bergs Violin Concerto was written in 1935 (the score is dated August 11, 1935). ... Johannes Brahms. ... The Violin Concerto in D major by Johannes Brahms, his opus 77, is one of the best-known of all violin concertos. ... Photograph of Max Bruch Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (Cologne, January 6, 1838 – Friedenau, October 20, 1920) was a German composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three symphonies that are rarely performed, and a popular violin concerto. ... The Concerto No. ... Henri Dutilleux (born January 22, 1916 in Angers, France) is one of the most important French composers of the second half of the 20th century, producing work in the tradition of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Albert Roussel, but in a style distinctly his own. ... Antonín Dvořák Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( ) (IPA: ) (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music. ... Antonín Dvořák met Joseph Joachim in 1878 and decided to dedicate a concerto for him. ... Sir Edward Elgar Sir Edward Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO (2 June 1857 â€“ 23 February 1934) was an English composer. ... The Violin Concerto in B Minor, opus 61, is one of Sir Edward Elgars longest works, yet it is somewhat uncommon in recording and in performance. ... Philip Glass looks upon sheet music in a portrait taken by Annie Leibovitz. ... Alexander Konstantinovich Glazounov (or Glazunov or Glazunow) (August 10, 1865 – March 21, 1936) was a major Russian composer, as well as an influential music teacher. ... The Violin Concerto in A major, Op. ... Aram Ilich Khachaturian (Armenian: Ô±Ö€Õ¡Õ´ Ô½Õ¡Õ¹Õ¡Õ¿Ö€ÕµÕ¡Õ¶, Aram Xačatryan; Russian: Аpaм Ильич XaчaÑ‚ypян, Aram Ilič Hačaturjan) (June 6, 1903 – May 1, 1978) was a composer of classical music. ... Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was a composer. ... The Violin Concerto in D major, op. ... Édouard (Victor Antoine) Lalo (January 27, 1823 - April 22, 1892) was a French composer of Spanish descent. ... Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at the age of thirty Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, known generally as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847) was a German composer and conductor of Jewish parentage of the early Romantic period. ... Felix Mendelssohns Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Violin Concerto No. ... Violin Concerto No. ... In Salzburg Mozart composed a number of concertos for garden parties, weddings, birthdays or home concerts for friends and patrons. ... Violin Concerto No. ... The Violin Concerto No. ... The Adélaïde Concerto is the nickname of a Violin Concerto in D Major attributed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and given the catalog number K. Anh. ... Marius Casadesus (born October 24, 1892, died October 13, 1981) was a French violinist and composer. ... Carl Nielsen Carl August Nielsen (June 9, 1865, Sortelung – October 3, 1931, Copenhagen) was a conductor, violinist, and the most internationally known composer from Denmark. ... Niccolò Paganini Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini, (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. ... Niccolò Paganini composed his first violin concerto in Italy, most probably in 1817-1818. ... In 1826, Nicolò Paganini composed his second violin concerto in Italy. ... On 12 December 1826 Nicolò Paganini wrote from Naples to his friend L. G. Germi that, having recently completed his Second Violin Concerto, he had now finished orchestrating a third with a Polacca, and added: I would like to try these concertos out on my own countrymen before producing them... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokofev, 15/April 271, 1891–March 5, 1953) was a Ukrainian-born Russian composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... The Violin Concerto No. ... The Violin Concerto No. ... Charles Camille Saint-Saëns (IPA: ) (9 October 1835–16 December 1921) was a French composer and performer, best known for his orchestral work The Carnival of the Animals. ... The Violin Concerto No. ... Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles, 1938 Schoenberg redirects here. ... The Violin Concerto by Arnold Schoenberg dates from Schoenbergs time in the United States of America, where he had moved in 1933 to escape the Nazis. ... Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (Russian: , Dmitrij Dmitrievič Å ostakovič) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906–August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... The Violin Concerto No. ... The Violin Concerto No. ... Sibelius redirects to this article. ... The Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius is his opus 47. ... Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский Igor Fjodorovič Stravinskij) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian-born composer of modern classical music. ... Stravinskys Violin concerto in D was composed after Stravinsky met violinist Samuel Dushkin in 1931. ... Karol Szymanowski Karol Maciej Szymanowski (October 6, 1882 - March 28, 1937) was a Polish-Swedish composer and pianist. ... A young Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1874) Tchaikovsky redirects here. ... The Violin Concerto in D major, Op. ... Henri François Joseph Vieuxtemps (February 17, 1820 – June 6, 1881) was a Belgian composer and violinist active in France. ... Unconfirmed portrait of Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678, Venice – July 28 (or 27), 1741, Vienna), nicknamed Il Prete Rosso (The Red Priest), was an Italian priest and baroque music composer, as well as a famous violinist. ... The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni in the original Italian) is the name given to the four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, Opus 8, No. ... Sir William Turner Walton, OM (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer whose style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and jazz. ... The Violin Concerto of William Walton was written in 1938–39 and reorchestrated in 1943. ... Henri Wieniawski (10 July 1835 – 31 March 1880) was a Polish composer and violinist. ... This is the first violin concerto written by the Polish violin virtuoso, Henryk Wieniawski. ... This is the second violin concerto written by the Polish violin virtuoso, Henryk Wieniawski. ...

Selected list of other works for violin and ensemble

Béla Bartók in 1927 For other uses, see Bartok (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Portrait of Berlioz by Signol, 1832 Louis Hector Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Grande Messe des morts Requiem of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, pianist and conductor. ... For other uses, see Plato (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American Jewish composer. ... Baal Shem in Hebrew translates as Master of the Name, and is almost always used in reference to Israel ben Eliezer, the Rabbi who founded Hasidic Judaism and was called the Baal Shem Tov. ... Photograph of Max Bruch Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (Cologne, January 6, 1838 – Friedenau, October 20, 1920) was a German composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three symphonies that are rarely performed, and a popular violin concerto. ... The Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major, op. ... Ernest Chausson (January 20, 1855 – June 10, 1899) was a French composer. ... John Corigliano (born February 16, 1938) is an American composer of classical music. ... In music a chaconne is a musical form. ... The Red Violin (French: Le Violon rouge, German: Die Rote Geige, Italian: Il Violino Rosso, Mandarin: 红提琴) is a Canadian film released on November 13, 1998 (in the USA on June 11, 1999). ... Antonín Dvořák Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( ) (IPA: ) (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music. ... Édouard (Victor Antoine) Lalo (January 27, 1823 - April 22, 1892) was a French composer of Spanish descent. ... The Symphonie Espagnole is a piece for violin and orchestra by Edouard Lalo. ... Jules (Émile Frédéric) Massenet (May 12, 1842 - August 13, 1912) was a French composer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Arvo Pärt photographed by Tonu Tormis Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer, often identified with the school of minimalism. ... Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer and pianist, known especially for the subtlety, richness, and poignancy of his music and generally considered to be one of the major composers of the 20th century. ... Tzigane is a rhapsody type of composition by the French composer Maurice Ravel. ... Charles Camille Saint-Saëns (IPA: ) (9 October 1835–16 December 1921) was a French composer and performer, best known for his orchestral work The Carnival of the Animals. ... The Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor (French: Introduction et Rondo capriccioso en la mineur), op. ... The Havanaise in E major (French: Havanaise en mi majeur), op. ... Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascues (March, 1844 - September 28, 1908) was a Spanish violinist and composer. ... Carmen Fantasy, Op. ... Franz Schubert. ... A young Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1874) Tchaikovsky redirects here. ... Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM (October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential British composer. ... The Lark Ascending is a musical piece written by the famous British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1914. ... Henri Wieniawski (10 July 1835 – 31 March 1880) was a Polish composer and violinist. ...

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Violin Concerto (Brahms) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (465 words)
The Violin Concerto in D major by Johannes Brahms, his opus 77, is one of the best-known of all violin concertos.
The Violin Concerto is considered one of the most important works in the violin repertoire.
The difficulty might be attributed to Brahms being chiefly a pianist (this may also explain the technical demands Tchaikovsky made in his violin concerto).
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Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.
It is one of the most frequently performed of violin concerti, along with its more grandiose counterparts by Brahms and Beethoven.
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