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The Concerto According to Pinchas (Audio CD)
Pinchas Zukerman, Eric Friesen
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The Concerto According to Manny (Audio CD)
Emanuel Ax, Eric Friesen
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Note: The following list of recordings represents a complete collection of the string quaartets of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. See also:
  • David Blum: The Art of Quartet Playing: The Guarneri Quartet
  • Arnold Steinhardt: Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony
  • Arnold Steinhardt: Violin Dreams

  • Haydn: String Quartets, Kodaly Quartet

  • Haydn: Complete String Quartets, Angeles Quartet

  • Mozart: Six Quartets Dedicated to Haydn, Guarneri Quartet

  • Mozart: String Quartets, KV 387, KV 421

  • Mozart: String Quartets K. 575, K. 589, K. 590, Tokyo String Quartet

  • Mozart: String Quartets, K. 156, K. 158, K. 159, K. 458, Eder Quartet

  • Mozart: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 5, Eder Quartet

  • Mozart: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 8, Eder Quartet

  • Mozart: String Quartets, K. 170, 171, 421, Eder Quartet

  • Beethoven: The Early String Quartets, Op. 18, Guarneri Quartet

  • Beethoven: The Middle String Quartets, Guarneri Quartet

  • Beethoven: The Late String Quartets, Guarneri Quartet

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  • Biber: Rosary Sonatas, Andrew Manze

  • Tartini: Devils Sonata, Andrew Manze

  • Bach: Solo and Double Violi Concerto, Andrew Manze

  • Vivaldi: Concerto for the Emperor, Andrew Manze

  • Handel: Complete Violin Sonatas, Andrew Manze

  • Geminiani: Concerto Grossi, Andrew Manze

  • Portrait, Andrew Manze

  • Bach: Violin Sonatas, Andrew Manze

  • Vivaldi: Concert for the Prince of Poland, Andrew Manze

  • Pergolisi: Stabat Matar, Andrew Manze

  • Albinoni: 12 Concertos, Andrew Manze

  • Telemann: 12 Fantasies, Andrew Manze

  • Uccellini: Sonatas, Andrew Manze

  • Bach: Triple Concerto, Andrew Manze

  • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1, 2, 3

  • Pandolfi: Complete Violin Sonatas, Andrew Manze

  • Mozart: 3 Violin Concertos, Andrew Manze

  • Rebel: Violin Sonatas, Andrew Manze

  • Schmelzer: Violin Sonatas, Andrew Manze

  • The Harmonia Mundi Bach Edition (Sampler)/ Herreweghe, Jacobs, et al

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    See also:
  • Early History of the Violin (1520-1650)
  • Ornamentation in Giuseppe Tartini's Traité des Agréments
  • Francesco Geminiani The Art of Playing the Violin

    Recordings | Sheet Music
  • Beach: Piano Music, Vol. 1 - By the Still Waters
  • Beach: Piano Music, Vol. 2 - Under the Stars
  • Beach: Piano Music, Vol. 3 - Fire-Flies
  • Amy Beach: Songs
  • Amy Beach: "Gaelic" Symphony; Piano Concerto
  • Amy Beach: Canticle of the Sun
  • Amy Beach: Piano Quintet ETC
  • Edward MacDowell & Amy Beach
  • Choral Music of Amy Beach and Randall Thompson
  • Amy Beach: Music for Violin/Viola and Piano
  • All My Heart: Deborah Voigt Sings American Songs
  • Songs of Amy Beach; Patrick Mason, baritone; Joanne Polk, piano
  • Ah! Love, But A Day
  • Sacred Music of Amy Beach
  • Beach: Empress of Night
  • Amy Beach: Morning Glories. Includes: Sonata for violin & piano in A minor, Op. 34 with Joanne Polk and String Quartet (in one movement), Op. 89
  • Amy Beach: Chanson D'Amour. Includes: Ecstasy, song for voice & piano with violin obbligato, Op. 19/2 No. 2, Ecstasy, for voice, violin & piano
  • The Women's Philharmonic. Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Wieck Schumann, et al.
  • Women of Note ~ Beach, Boulanger, Clarke, Gubaidulina, Larsen, Mendelssohn, Monk, Musgrave, Ran, Zwilich

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    SHEET MUSIC - Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944) [Representative works: 86 listed on SheetMusicPlus]:
  • Piano Music. Collection for solo piano. 58 pages. Published by Dover Publications.
  • Summer Dreams. Edited by Dallas Weekley, Nancy Arganbright. For 1 Piano four-hands. Piano. Level: Intermediate. Music Book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company.
  • Go not too far, Op. 56 No. 2. For low voice. Published by Classical Vocal Reprint.
  • Three Browning Songs, Op. 44. For high voice. Published by Classical Vocal Reprint.
  • Wouldn't that be queer? (Op. 26 #4). For medium/low voice. Published by Classical Vocal Reprint.
  • Quintet For Piano And Strings. Arranged by Adrienne Fried Block. For Piano, Strings. Published by Hildegard.
  • Variations on Balkan Themes, Op. 60 (score). For piano solo. Reprinted from Arthur P. Schmidt. Romantic, American. Composed 1904. Published by Masters.
  • 12 Songs. For voice, piano. Published by Hildegard.
  • Lento Espressivo. Arranged by Teresa Guptill. For violin, piano. Published by Hildegard.
  • Music For Violin And Piano. Arranged by Linda Plaut. Published by Hildegard.
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano. Arranged by Sylvia Glickman. For violin, piano. Opus 34. Published by Hildegard.
  • Trio. Arranged by Adrienne Fried Block. For Violin, Violoncello, Piano. Opus 150. Published by Hildegard.
  • Five Pieces For Cello & Piano. Arranged by Amy Camus. For Cello, Piano. Published by Hildegard.
  • Four Sketches, Op. 15 (score). For piano solo. Suites, Original Works. Reprinted from Arthur P. Schmidt. Romantic, American. Score. Composed 1892. Published by Masters.
  • Summer Dreams, Op. 47 (score). For Piano Four-Hands. Suites, Original Works. Reprinted from Arthur P. Schmidt. Composed 1901. Published by Masters.
  • Three Pieces, Op. 28 (score). For piano solo. Original Works. Reprinted from Arthur P. Schmidt. Romantic, American. Score. Composed 1894. Published by Masters.
  • Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 39; Come unto These Yellow Sands, No. 2. For SSAA a cappella. Other Secular. Level: Medium. Published by Treble Clef Music Press.
  • Piano Concerto in C# Minor. Arranged by Martha Furman. For 2 Piano. Opus 45. Published by Hildegard.
  • Childen"s Album, Op. 36 (score). For piano solo. Dances, Marches, Waltzes, Original Works. Reprinted from Arthur P. Schmidt. Composed 1897. Published by Masters.
  • Quintet For Flute And Strings. Arranged by Adrienne Fried Block. For Flute and String Quartet. Published by Hildegard.
  • Cradle Song of the Lonely Mother, Op. 108 (score). For piano solo. Original Works. Reprinted from Ditson. Composed c1915. Published by Masters.
  • Symphony in E minor, Op. 32 "Gaelic" - study score. For 2+1, 2+1, 2, 2-4, 2, 3, 1, timpani, percussion, strings. Orig: Schmidt, Arthur. Composed 1896. 40 minutes. Full Score, Parts.
  • Chambered Nautilius. For Soprano Solo, SSA Chorus, Piano or Orchestra. Published by Hildegard.
  • Music for Piano: Vol 1, Vol 2. Arranged by Sylvia Glickman. For Piano. Published by Hildegard.
  • Jun Op. 51 #3 with violin obligato. For medium voice. Language: English. Published by Classical Vocal Reprint.

  • 100 Favorite Recordings List

    1. Bach Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas, Sergiu Luca
    2. Vivaldi Four Seasons, Orpheus, Gil Shaham, Deutsche Grammophon
    3. Brandenberg Concertos, Boston Baroque, Nos 1, 2,3 and 4, 5, 6 , TELARC
    4. It Ain't Necessarily So, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, EMI
    5. Brahms, Bruck, Minnesota Orchestra, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, EMI
    6. Mozart Duo Sonatas, Leclair Sonata, Perlman, Zukerman, Musical Heritage Society
    7. Hildegard von Bingen, Vision, Angel
    8. Mahler Symphony No. 6, Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Deutsche Grammophon
    9. Sarah Chang, Debut, EMI
    10. Face to Face with Beethoven, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Deutsche Grammophon
    11. Vanghn Williams, Barber Adagio for Strings, Gymnopedies, St. Louis, Leonard Slatkin, TELARC
    12. Kronos Quartet performs Philip Glass, Nonesuch
    13. Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Brahms Cello Sonatas, Musical Heritage Society
    14. Elgar, Enigma Variations, London Philharmonic, Leonard Slatkin, RCA
    15. Orff, Carmina Burana, St. Louis, Leonard Slatkin, RCA
    16. Mozart, The Five Violin Concertos, Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine, Perlman, Musical Heritage Society
    17. Nigel Kennedy, Elgar Violin Concerto, City of Birmingham Symphony, EMI
    18. Saint-Saëns, Sarasate, Chausson, Ravel; Perlman, NY Philharmonic, Mehta, Deutsche Grammophon
    19. Scherherazade, Capriccio Espagnol, London Symphony, Sir Charles Mackerras, TELARC
    20. Virtuoso Violin; Kennedy, Oistrackh, Grumiaux, Accardo, Szeryng, Kremer, Perlman, Shaham, Deutsche Grammophon
    21. Mstislav Rostropovich, Bach Cello-Suiten, EMI
    22. Brahms- Complete quintets, Werner Haas, Rudolf Hartmann, et al. (Boston Chamber Music Players)
    23. Bach solo Sonatas & Partitas- Szeryng
    24. Beethoven string quartets op. 59- Vermeer 4tet
    25. The Bach Album: Kathleen Battle & Itzhak Perlman, Orch.
    26. St Luke's Brahms Violin concerto- Oistrakh/ Klemperer
    27. Tchaikovsky- Souvenir de Florence sextet- the Raphael Ensemble
    28. Mendelssohn piano trio in d, Borodin Trio (Beaux Arts)
    29. Tchaikovsky & Dvorak Serenades for Strings ASMF/Marinner
    30. Brahms Symphony #4- Vienna PO/ Kleiber
    31. Brahms string sextets- Stern/Lin/Laredo/Tree/Ma/Robinson
    32. Mendelssohn concerto for violin piano & stings, violin concerto in d - Kremer/Argerich/Orpheus
    33. Handel concerti grossi op 6 Guildhall String Ensemble
    34. Mendelssohn octet- Vienna Octet
    35. Brahms Piano Quintet, Kodaly Quartet (Tokyo SQ/ Barry Douglas)
    36. Bach solo cello suites- Fournier
    37. Mendelssohn string quartets vol 3 (includes my favorite op. 13)- Aurora SQ
    38. Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic (Montreal SO/Dutoit)
    39. Brahms Piano quartets- Stern/Laredo/Ma/Axv
    40. Mozart Haydn Quartets- Juilliard
    41. Haydn String quartets op 76 #2-4 - Alban Berg 4tet
    42. Perlman: Mendelssohn violin concerto
    43. Fritz Kreisler Plays Kreisler
    44. Heifetz: Bruch Scottish Fantasy
    45. Milstein: Bruch violin concerto no. 1 (his early, mono recording)
    46. Oistrakh: Khachaturian violin concerto
    47. Julian Sitkovetsky: Glazunov violin concerto
    48. Rabin: Wieniawski violin concerto No. 2
    49. Stern: Prokofiev violin concerto No. 1 (later recording)
    50. Szeryng, Bach
    51. Menuhin: Dvorak violin concerto
    52. Morini: Brahms violin concerto
    53. Hahn: Meyer violin concerto
    54. Vengerov: "Virtuoso Vengerov"
    55. Shaham: Korngold violin concerto - also Barber Concerto
    56. Gitlis: Sibelius violin concerto
    57. Oliveira: Barber violin concerto
    58. Accardo: Paganini concerto No. 1
    59. Schneiderhan: Beethoven violin concerto
    60. Thibaud: Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.
    61. Midori: Paganini Caprices
    62. Kogan's Tchaik and Prokofiev G min
    63. Kogan's Brahms and Mendelssohn
    64. Kogan's Beethoven and Mozart 5
    65. Kogan's live recordings of Beethoven, Vieuxtemps 5, and Wieniawski Legende
    66. Kogan's Beethoven Violin Sonatas 2, 6, 9
    67. Kogan's Lalo and Paganini 1
    68. Kogan's Khachaturian violin works
    69. Artist Profile: Leonid Kogan (anything else Kogan recorded) 0
    70. Suk's solo Bach
    71. Suk's Dvorak
    72. Milstein's Beethoven
    73. Franck and Debussy Sonatas, Kyung-Wha Chung (Erick Friedman)
    74. Rabin's Paganini Caprices
    75. Heifetz Showpieces (anything Heifetz recorded)
    76. Kreisler's concerto recordings and his own pieces
    77. Francescatti's Paganini 1
    78. Cleveland Quartet's Dvorak quartets
    79. Szerying's Bartók 2
    80. Anything Rosand recorded
    81. Perlman's Tchaik
    82. Igor Oistrakh: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
    83. David Oistrakh: Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concerti
    84. Gil Shaham: Wieniawski and Saraste
    85. Itzhak Perlman: Great Romantic Violin Concerti
    86. Itzhak Perlman: Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concerti
    87. David Oistrakh: Shostakovich Violin Concerti
    88. David and Igor Oistrakh: Mozart Sinfonia Concertante and Duo
    89. Itzhak Perlman: Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
    90. Leonid Kogan: Brahms and Mendelssohn concerti
    91. Hilary Hahn: Bach Sonatas and Partitas
    92. David and Igor Oistakh: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Benda, Wieniawski and Sarasate
    93. David Oistrakh: Brahms Violin concerto and Sonata No. 3
    94. Nathan Milstein: The Art of Nathan Milstein
    95. Nathan Milstein: Mendelssohn Violin concerto
    96. Nathan Milstein: The Library of Congress recital
    97. Itzhak Perlman: Brahms Violin Sonatas
    98. Hilary Hahn: Mendelssohn and Shostakovich concerti
    99. Leonidas Kavakos: Sibelius Violin Concerto
    100. Erick Friedman: Tchaikovsky Violin concerto

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