List of solo violin pieces

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This is a non exhaustive compilation of pieces for solo violin. See also the entries on violin and the List of compositions for violin and orchestra and list of compositions for violin and piano.

Ordering is by surname of composer.

A[edit]

  • Anonymous
    • "Jeux interdits", Spanish Ballad, for Violin solo (transcription: Ruggiero Ricci)

B[edit]

C[edit]

  • John Cage
  • Elliott Carter
    • Four Lauds for violin (1999, 1984, 2000, 1999)
      • I. Statement—Remembering Aaron (1999)
      • II. Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi (1984)
      • III. Rhapsodic Musings (2000)
      • IV. Fantasy—Remembering Roger (1999)
  • John Craton
    • Sonata for Solo Violin (2007)

D[edit]

E[edit]

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
    • 6 Études à plusieurs parties (6 Polyphonic Studies / 6 mehrstimmige Studien) for Violin Solo (published 1864)
      • 1. in F Major
      • 2. in A Major
      • 3. in E Major
      • 4. in C Major
      • 5. in Eb Major
      • 6. Variations de concert sur l’air irlandaise ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ in G Major
  • Iván Erőd
    • Drei Stücke für Violine solo op.27 (1979)
    • GeburtstagsPRÄSENT dem treuen Freund GErHArD o.op (2007)

F[edit]

  • Richard Flury (1896-1967)
    • 10 Capricen für solo violine (1950/52)
  • Urs Joseph Flury
    • Sonate for Violin Solo

G[edit]

H[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

  • Franz Liszt
    • Sonata in B minor for solo violin (transcription: Noam Sivan, 2007) [1]
    • Mephisto Valse No.1 "Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke", S. 514 (LW A189) for violin solo (arr. Nathan Milstein)
  • Pietro Antonio Locatelli
    • "The Harmonic Labyrinth" 24 Caprices (from 12 Violin Concertos "Il Labirinto armonico" Op.3)
  • Theo Loevendie
    • Dance (1986)

M[edit]

N[edit]

  • Carl Nielsen
    • Praeludium og Tema med Variationer, Op. 48, FS 104 (1923)
    • Preludio e Presto, Op. 52, FS 128 (1927/28)

P[edit]

  • Niccolò Paganini
    • Sonata for solo violin, in C major MS.6 "Duo merveille" (1805/08)
    • 24 caprices for violin, in the form of études (1818 ant.)
    • "God Save The King" Variations on the English national anthem, Op.9, MS.56 (1829)
    • Caprice d'adieu (Farewell Caprice) (1833 c.)
    • 60 Variations on the Genoese folksong "Barucabà" Op.14, MS.71 for violin solo (1835)
  • Paolo Pessina (1969-)
    • Divertimento Op. 3 for violin solo (1994)
  • Johann Georg Pisendel
    • Sonata in A minor for solo violin (1730)
  • Sergei Prokofiev
    • Sonata for solo violin in D major, Op. 115 (1947)
  • Zoltan Paulinyi
    • Entre Serras e Cerrado (1995)
    • Flausiniana (1996)
    • Abstrato (2003)
    • Acalanto No. 1 (2003)
  • Gerhard Präsent
    • Sonata regina per S.F. (1987)

R[edit]

  • Max Reger
    • Four Violin solo Sonatas, Op. 42 (1900)
      • No. 1 D minor
      • No. 2 A major
      • No. 3 B minor
      • No. 4 G minor
    • Prelude and Fugue for Violin, A minor (1902)
    • Seven Sonatas for Violin Solo, Op. 91 (1905)
      • No. 1 A minor
      • No. 2 D major
      • No. 3 B flat major
      • No. 4 B minor
      • No. 5 E minor
      • No. 6 G major
      • No. 7 A minor
    • Eight Preludes and Fugues for Solo Violin, Op. 117 (1909/12)
      • No. 1 B minor
      • No. 2 G minor
      • No. 3 E minor
      • No. 4 G minor (Chaconne)
      • No. 5 G major
      • No. 6 D minor
      • No. 7 A minor
      • No. 8 E minor
    • Six Preludes and Fugues for Solo Violin, Op. 131a (1914)
      • No. 1 A minor
      • No. 2 D minor
      • No. 3 G major
      • No. 4 G minor
      • No. 5 D major
      • No. 6 E minor
    • Prelude for Violin, E minor (1915)
  • Joaquin Rodrigo
    • Capriccio, para violìn solo (1944)

S[edit]

  • Leon de Saint-Lubin
    • Fantasy on sextet "Chi mi frena in tal momento" from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor", for violin solo, in D major Op.46 (1844)
  • Alfred Schnittke
    • Fuga for solo violin, -Moderato- (1953)
    • Prelude "in memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich", for violin and tape (1975)
    • "A Paganini" for solo violin, -Andante- (1982)
  • Salvatore Sciarrino (1947-)
    • 6 Capricci for solo violin (1975/76)
      • I. Vivace
      • II. Andante
      • III. Assai agitato
      • IV. Volubile
      • V. Presto
      • VI. Con brio
  • Roger Sessions
    • Sonata for solo violin
  • Igor Stravinsky
    • Elegy, for solo violin or viola (Élégie) in G minor (1944) -"to Germain Prevost" violist of Quatuour Pro Arte, in memory of the ensemble's leader Alphonse Onnou.-

T[edit]

V[edit]

  • Flausino Vale
    • 26 Preludes for solo violin
      • No. 15, "Ao pe da fogueira" (arr. J. Heifetz for violin and piano)
    • Variações sobre a canção "Paganini", for violin solo (from Operetta "Paganini" by Franz Lehár - to J. Heifetz)
  • Franz von Vecsey
    • Preludio e Fuga
  • Johann Joseph Vilsmayr
    • Six Partitas (Artificiosus Concentus pro Camera)
  • Giovan Battista Viotti
    • "Duetto a un violino solo... per il suo amico Cherubini", WV:23 (15.III.1821 / rev. Pietro Spada, 1984)

W[edit]

X[edit]

Y[edit]

  • Eugène Ysaÿe
    • Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27 (1924)
      • No. 1, G minor, "Joseph Szigeti"
      • No. 2, A minor, "Jacques Thibaud"
      • No. 3, D minor, "Georges Enescu"
      • No. 4, E minor, "Fritz Kreisler"
      • No. 5, G major, "Mathieu Crickboom"
      • No. 6, E major, "Manuel Quiroga"
  • Isang Yun
    • "Koenigliches Thema" for violin solo (1976)
    • "Li-Na im Garten", Five Pieces for violin solo (1984/85)
    • "Kontraste", Two Pieces for violin solo (1987)

Z[edit]

  • Vicente Zito (originally composed by Gerardo Matos Rodriquez)
    • "La Cumparsita", for Violin solo (transcription: Ruggiero Ricci)

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