violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble (customarily orchestra). Such works have been written since 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, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Paganini, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Vivaldi.
Traditionally a three-movement work, the violin concerto has been structured in four movements by a number of modern composers, including
Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, and Alban Berg. In some violin concertos, especially from the Baroque and modern eras, the violin (or group of violins) is accompanied by a [a] chamber ensemble rather than an orchestra—for instance, in Vivaldi's , originally scored for four violins, two violas, cello, and L'estro armonico continuo, and in Allan Pettersson's first concerto, for violin and string quartet.
Selected list of violin concertos [ edit ]
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.
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, op. 6, MS 21 (ca. 1811–17)
Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, op. 7, MS 48, La Campanella (1826)
Violin Concerto No. 3 in E major, MS 50 (ca. 1826–30)
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor, MS 60 (ca. 1829–30)
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, MS 78 (1830) Violin Concerto No. 6 in E minor, op. posth., MS 75—probably the first to be written; only the solo part survives
Concerto No. 1 for violin and orchestra (1957, revised 1963)
Concerto No. 2 for violin and chamber orchestra (1966)
Concerto No. 3 for violin and chamber orchestra (1978)
Concerto No. 4 for violin and orchestra (1984)
Violin Concerto "Chiaroscuro Azzurro"
Return to the Forest (2000)
Violin Concerto (with string orchestra) (2018)
Maddalena Laura Sirmen
Far calls. Coming, far! for Violin and Orchestra (1980)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1969)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Antonio Vivaldi — many, particularly:
, op. 3 (1711)—twelve concertos L'estro Armonico
La stravaganza, op. 4 (ca. 1714) (ca. 1725)—four concertos, the first four numbers of The Four Seasons Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, op. 8
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1976)
TreeSong: for Violin and Orchestra (2000)
Violin Concerto (1963–1964) Felix Woyrsch
Skaldische Rhapsodie in D minor, op. 50 (1904)
Selected list of other works for violin and ensemble [ edit ]
Berg's concerto, the first two and last two movements are conjoined, with the only break coming between the second and third movements.
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