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Classical


Below is a list of famous Classical Violin players
throughout the ages.
Where possible I have given links to video or audio sound
samples of the classical violinists.
 



Baroque era

Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Thomas Baltzar (1631–1663)
Heinrich Biber (1644–1704)
Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
Evaristo Dall'Abaco (1675–1742)
Matthew Dubourg (1707–1767)
Carlo Farina (1600–1640)
Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762)
Louis-Gabriel Guillemain (1705–1770)
Jean-Marie Leclair (1697–1764)
Pietro Locatelli (1684–1762)
Francesco Manfredini (1695–1765)
Jean-Joseph Mondonville (1711–1772)
Johann Georg Pisendel (1687–1755)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1623–1680)
Giovanni Battista Somis (1686–1763)
Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770)
Carlo Tessarini (1690–1765)
Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709)
Francesco Maria Veracini (1690–1768)
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632–1692)
Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663–1745)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)



Classical era

Pierre Baillot (1771–1842)
Franz Benda (1709–1786)
Bartolomeo Campagnoli (1751–1827)
Christian Cannabich (1731–1798)
Franz Clement (1780–1842)
Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703–1771)
François-Antoine Habeneck (1781–1849)
Joseph Haydn (1732- 1809)
Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766–1831)
Antonio Lolli (1730–1802)
Jean-Joseph de Mondonville (1711–1772)
Leopold Mozart (1719–1787)
Wolfgang Mozart (1756–1791)
Pietro Nardini (1722- 1793)
Gaetano Pugnani (1731–1798)
Pierre Rode (1774–1830)
Alessandro Rolla (1757–1841)
Anton Stamitz (1754–1796)
Carl Stamitz (1745–1801)
Johann Stamitz (1717–1757)


Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824)



 Romantic era

Jean-Delphin Alard (1815–1888)


Leopold Auer (1845–1930)
Hungarian dance g-minor 
Mov1
 
"Souvenir d'un lieu cher"
Mov1


Antonio Bazzini (1818–1897)
Yehudi Menuhin plays the dance of the goblins by bazzini 
Mov1


Charles de Bériot (1802–1870)
Franz Berwald (1796–1868)
Ole Bull (1810–1880)
Mathieu Crickboom (1871–1947)
Charles Dancla (1817–1907)
Ferdinand David (1810–1873)
Jakob Dont (1815–1888)
František Drdla (1868–1944)
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1814–1865)
Nahan Franko (1861–1930)
Sam Franko (1857–1937)
Jules Garcin (1830–1896)
Karel Halíř (1859–1909)
Willy Hess (1859–1939)


Joseph Joachim (1831–1907)
 
Bach Sonata #1 
Mov1
 
Brahms Hungarian Dance #1
Mov1
Brahms Hungarian Dance #2
Mov1
 
Romanze in C 
Mov1


Bernardo V. Moreira de Sá (1853-1924)
Franjo Krežma (1862–1881)
José White Lafitte (1835–1918)
Karol Lipiński (1790–1862)
Martin Pierre Marsick (1847–1924)
Jacques Féréol Mazas (1782–1849)
Wilma Neruda (1839–1911)


Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840)


François Prume (1816–1849)
Oskar Rieding (1840–1918)
Franz Ries (1846–1932)


Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908)
 Zigeunerweisen   Mov1
Caprice jota  Mov1
 
Caprice Basque  Mov1
Miramar-Zortico  Mov1
 
Habanera  Mov1


Émile Sauret (1852–1920)
Marianne Stresow Scharwenka (1856–1918)
Fritz (Friedrich) Seitz (1848–1918)
Otakar Ševčík (1852–1934)
Camillo Sivori (1818–1894)
Louis Spohr (1784–1859)
Josef Suk (1874–1935)
Carl Venth (1860–1938)
Henri Vieuxtemps (1820–1881)
Henryk Wieniawski (1835–1880)
August Wilhelmj (1845–1908)

Adolf Busch (1891-1952)
Beethoven Sonata Rondo  Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
 
Bach sonata no.5 in F minor  Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4


Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931)
Wieniawski Mazurka   Mov1
 
Mendelssohn Concerto 3rd movment   Mov1
Vieuxtemps Rondino   Mov1
Pittoresque No.10 (Chabrier)   Mov1
Albmblatt in C (Wagner)   Mov1
Berceuse Op.16 (Faure)   Mov1
Lointaine passe Mov1
Reve D'enfant Op.14 Mov1
 Humoressque in G-flat Major (Dvorak)  Mov1
 
Caprice Viennois Op.2 (Kreisler)  Mov1
  Mov1




20th century


Alfredo Campoli (1906–1991)
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 
Mov1
Elgar Violin Concerto 
Mov1
Beethoven Violin Concerto  
Mov1


Mischa Elman (1891–1967)
 
Minuet in G by Beethoven 
Mov1
Chopin Nocturne Op 42 No 2 
Mov1
Massenet Meditation From 'Thais' 
Mov1
 Arensky's Serenade
Mov1
"From My Homeland" 
Mov1
zigeunerweisen  
Mov1
Dvorak Slavonic Dance 
Mov1
Kreisler 'Andantino' 
Mov1
Schubert Serenade 
Mov1
Chopin Nocturne in E-flat 
Mov1
Tchaikovsky Concerto and Dvorák excerpts  
Mov1
 
Kreisler 
Mov1
humoresque (Dvorak) and Gavotte (Gossec)  
Mov1
Wieniawski Concerto (2nd mvt.) Romance 
Mov1



George Enescu (1881–1955)
Ciocarlia 
Mov1
Corelli Sonata 
Mov1
Bach, Partita No.1 to 4 for solo violin
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
 Perinita - little pillow  Mov1
 
Bach's Partita No.1 in B minor Mov1




Christian Ferras (1933–1982)
 Faure Berceuse Mov1
 
Stravinsky's 'Chanson Russe' Mov1
Ravel Tzigane   Mov1
Sibelius Violin Concerto    MovMov2 Mov3
 Mendelssohn Concerto
  Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
Debussy: Sonata for Violin & Piano  Mov1 Mov2 Mov3
 Partita in E Major  Bach  Mov1
 Cesar Franck Violin Sonata  Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
Bela Bartak Sonata No 2   Mov1


Zino Francescatti (1902–1991)
 La Ronde des Lutins  Mov1
Kreisler Recitative & Scherzo Caprice   Mov1
Mozart Concerto-4   Mov1 Mov2 Mov3
Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin Mov1
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen  Mov1
Chopin Nocturne  Mov1



Jascha Heifetz (1901–1987)
 Prokofiev's March  Mov1
It aint necessarely so - Gershwin  Mov1
 Partita n 3 Prelude - Bach  Mov1
La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin   Mov1
Jascha Heifetz plays Melodie by Gluck Mov1
Wieniawski Polonaise No 1 in D Major 
Mov1
March by Prokofiev 
Mov1
Rondo (from Serenade No. 7 "Haffner", K. 250) by Mozart.
Mov1
 
Paganini Caprice No. 24
Mov1
 
Beethoven Romance No. 2 in F Major (Op. 50) 
Mov1
 
Max Bruch-Scottish Fantasy “Hey, the Dusty Miller” 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
Chaconne - Bach 
Mov1 Mov2
Hora staccato - Dinicu  
Mov1
 
Recital and short Documentary               
Mov1



Kaoru Kakudo (1947–2004)


Berl Senofsky (born 1926)
Brahms violin concerto
Mov1


Leonid Kogan (1924–1982)
 De Falla's 'Suite Populaire Espagnole' Mov1
 
Bach Partita no 2  
Mov1
 
Hungarian Dance n.17 
Mov1
Paganini Violin Concerto in D 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4 Mov5
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole  
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4 Mov5
 Bloch - Nigun 
Mov1


Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962)
Smetana Bohemian Fantasie 
Mov1
Kreisler-Liebesleid 
Mov1
Thaïs-Meditation 
Mov1
Andante Cantabile 
Mov1


Georg Kulenkampff (1898–1948)
Schumann violin concerto 
Mov1 MovMov3
1st mvt Allegro moderatoConcertoin D op.35  
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
 Tschaikovsky Concerto in D op.35 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4


Yehudi Menuhin (1916–1999)
Paganini Violin Concerto #1- Mvt 
Mov1
Bach Chaconne Pt1 & 2  
MovMov2
Paganini Moto Perpetuo 
Mov1
Bach Violin Sonata 1 in G Minor 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 
Mov1
The dance of the goblins by bazzini  
Mov1


Andrew Manze (born 1965)
Guiseppe Tartini's original score for the Devil's Trill Sonata 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3


Nathan Milstein (1903–1992)
Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata    
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3
Bach Sonata #1 
Mov1
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64   
Mov1
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35  
Mov1


Alma Moodie (1898–1943)


Ginette Neveu (1919–1949)
Ravel Tzigane 
Mov1
Brahms: Violin Concerto Mov1
Mov2 Mov3
Sibelius 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
Gluck - Melodie (from Orfeo ed Euridice) 
Mov1


David Oistrakh (1908–1974)
Tchaikovsky Concerto  
MovMovMov3 Mov4
 Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor
  Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
 Miaskovsky violin concerto in D Minor Op. 44 Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
David Oistrakh - Artist of the People
Parts  a  b  c d  e  f  g h  i  j  k  l  m



Michael Rabin (1936–1972)
Sarasate: Habanera  Mov1
 
Tzigane by Ravel   Mov1
Mendelsshon Concerto 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
Paganini's moto perpetuo 
Mov1
 Caprice Viennois
Mov1
Niccolo Paganini Caprice  in E major (Andante), Op. 1 No.1   
Mov1
Niccolo Paganini Caprice  in A minor (Agitato), Op. 1 No.5   
Mov1
Niccolo Paganini Caprice  No.9 
Mov1
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 3rd mvt 
Mov1
 La capricieuse - morceau de genre, for violin & piano, Op. 17  
Mov1
 Sea-Shell
Mov1
 Chopin Nocturne No.8
Mov1
 
18th variation - Theme of Paganini
Mov1
Novacek: Perpetuo Mobile 
Mov1
 
Wieniawski Vn Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.14
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
 
Wieniawski Vn Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22  
Mov1 Mov2 Mov


Henryk  Szeryng (1918-1988)
Beethoven:Violin Concerto in D Major  
Mov1 Mov2 MovMov4 Mov5
Kreisler 'Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice' 
Mov1
Mozart Rondo (from Serenade No. 7 "Haffner", K. 250 
Mov1
Tzigane by Ravel 
Mov1
 
  Brahms Violin Concerto 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3
Bach Fuga from Sonata No. 1 
Mov1
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 17 
Mov1


Louis Persinger (1887–1966)


Albert Sammons (1886–1957)


Tossy Spivakovsky (1907–1998)
Paganini Caprice No.24 
Mov1
 Stravinsky violin concerto
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3


Isaac Stern (1920–2001)
Ravel's Tzigane 
Mov1
 Brahms Violin Concerto
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3
Saint-Saens - Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso 
Mov1
 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto- Allegro
Mov1
Sonatina in G minor for violin and Piano, D384 (Schubert)  
Mov1
Isaac Stern - From Mao to Mozart
Parts 
a  b  c  d e  f  g  h  i  j  k 



Henryk Szeryng (1918–1988) 
Rondo by Mozart  
Mov1
Brahms Violin Concerto  
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3
 Kreisler 'Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice' 
Mov1


Joseph Szigeti (1892–1973)
 Tartini 
Mov1
 
Prokofiev Violin Concerto #1 in D 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3
 Stravinsky's Chanson Russe 
Mov1


Jacques Thibaud (1880–1953)
 Spanish Dance No. 4 
Mov1
"La Fontaine d'Arethuse" 
Mov1
Szymanowski 
Mov1


Florian ZaBach (1918–2006)


Efrem Zimbalist (1889–1985)
 Kreutzer Sonata variations 
Mov1


Alexei Gorokhov (1927–1999)



Ivry Gitlis (1922)
 
Bloch 'Nigun' - Baal Shem Suite 
Mov1
 
Bartok: Solo Violin Sonata ("Melodia")
Mov1


Ruggiero Ricci (born 1918)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto 
Mov1


Ida Haendel (born 1928)
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (Johannes Brahms) 
Mov1
I AM THE VIOLIN”  Documentary           Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4 Mov5 Mov6
Sonata for violin and piano No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer" by Beethoven  Mov1
ILYA ITIN Poem Op.25 E. Chausson     Mov1 Mov2



Contemporary

Joshua Bell (born 1968)
  Bloch Nigun
Mov1
Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen  
Mov1


Sarah Chang (born 1980)
Ravel Tzigane 
Mov1
Camille Saint-Saens ,Rondo Capriccioso,  in A minor, Op. 28
  Mov1
 
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3


Kyung-wha Chung (born 1948)
Bruch violin concerto 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3
Zigeunerweisen 
Mov1
 Szymanowsky Tarantella
Mov1
 Debussy "Beau Soir" 
Mov1
 
Stravinsky Violin Concerto (4th Mov) 
Mov1
 Sibelius Violin Concerto 3rd 
Mov1
 Beethoven violin concerto Op.61 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3
Bartok Violin Concerto No.2 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4 Mov5



Midori Goto (born 1971)
 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
Prokofiev Concerto n. 2  
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3


Hilary Hahn (born 1979)
Sibelius Violin Concerto 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4
Shostakovich Violin Concerto 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4 Mov5


Nicola Benedetti (born 1987)
Szymanowski Violin Concerto 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3


Leila Josefowicz (born 1977)
 Bruch 1st Violin Concerto 
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4


Gidon Kremer (born 1948)


Shlomo Mintz (born 1957)
 
Mendelssohn violin concerto in E Minor
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3



Nigel Kennedy (born 1956)
Czardas 
Mov1
Lullaby for Kamila
Mov1


Anne-Sophie Mutter (born 1963)
Zigeunerweisen  
Mov1
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major op.61    
Mov1 Mov2 Mov3 Mov4 Mov5


Itzhak Perlman (born 1945)
Sarasate Ziegeunerwiesen 
Mov1
The dance of the Goblins (by A.Bazzini) 
Mov1
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Opus 35
Mov1
Tchaikovsky Valse Scherzo op 23  
Mov1
Tchaikovsky Serenade Melancolique Op 26.  
Mov1


Gil Shaham (born 1971)

Joseph Silverstein (born 1932)

Akiko Suwanai (born 1972)


Maxim Vengerov (born 1974)
Ysaye Sonata No 3 and Ballade  
Mov1
The dance of the Goblins (by A.Bazzini) 
Mov1
Maxim Vengerov - Masterclasses
Parts 
a  b  c  d e  f g  h  i  j  k l 


Pinchas Zukerman (born 1948)
Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major 
Mov1
Pinkas Zukerman - Here To Make Music
Parts 
a  b  c  d e  f



Anne Akiko Meyers
 Fritz Kreisler Recitativo & Scherzo
Mov1


 

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