For the busy executive: 14 violin concertos in under 3 minutes (video)

July 11, 2014 by norman lebrecht



Comments (5)

  1. Mark Stratford says:

    Bruch #1, ??, Sibelius, Mozart #3, Shostakovich, Tchaic, Prokofiev #2, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi Spring, Beethoven, Bach A minor, Paganini #1,

    1. Andrew Condon says:

      The Brahms concerto finale and beginning of Saint-Saens no 3 are in there as well.

  2. Dr Peter Lim says:

    Very clever! I doubt that the composers would approve such an antic but for us, it’s fine

  3. Dr Peter Lim says:

    Hi Mark, you are so sharp—I could not have done it…..many thanks
    Hope to connect with you. I live in Melb—a self-taught fiddler

  4. Tom says:

    Whoever threw this together provides a decent, though debatable snapshot of the current standard repertoire of violin concertos, with the Shostakovich(1947-48) the most recent addition..
    It would be interesting, to some of us anyway, to speculate what the snapshot might have looked like 50 years ago – drop Vivaldi, Shostakovich and maybe Prokofiev, substitute Wieniawski #2, Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, maybe Glazunov.
    And what would be included 50 years from now – has there been anything written this century that will enter the standard repertoire?

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