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10 Lesser-Known Violin Concertos You Should Hear Right Now

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We asked you to vote for your favorite violin concerto, and we counted down your top 10 on Middays with Lisa Flynn. Paired with each of your favorites was a violin concerto that might be a discovery for you. Below find a list of 10 lesser-known violin concertos that might become one of your new favorites!


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10. Myaskovsky: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 44

Vadim Repin, St Petersburg Kirov Orchestra / Valery Gergiev


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9. Chevalier de Meude-Monpas: Violin Concerto No 4 in D major

Rachel Barton Pine, Encore Chamber Orchestra / Daniel Hege


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8. Arensky: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 54

Ilya Gringolts, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov


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7. Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1, Op 35

Ilya Kaler, Warsaw Philharmonic / Antoni Wit


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6. Tveitt: Hardanger Fiddle Concerto No 2, “Three Fjords”

Sigbjørn Bernhaft Osa, Bergen Philharmonic / Karsten Andersen


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5. Bruch: Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 44

Itzhak Perlman, Israel Philharmonic / Zubin Mehta


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4. Conus: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 1

Jascha Heifetz, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra / Izler Solomon


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3. Berwald: Violin Concerto in C-sharp minor, Op 2

Arve Tellefsen, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Ulf Björlin


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2. Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Violin Concerto No 2, Op 66, “I profeti”

Itzhak Perlman, Israel Philharmonic / Zubin Mehta


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1. Bacewicz: Violin Concerto No 1

Joanna Kurkowicz, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Łukasz Borowicz


 

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