Advanced Violin Recordings

During my high school years, I took violin lessons from esteemed teacher Mary West.

She emphasized that it was important to listen to as many violin recordings as possible.  As I get more experience in teaching and playing the violin, this becomes more obvious.  A wide variety of interpretations of different violin pieces opens the door to improve a violinist’s musicality.  This, in turn, makes the playing and listening of various violin repertoire more rewarding for the player and audience.  There is so much to be gained from listening to various violinists.

It is important to listen to violin music before it is studied.  As a student internalizes the music, it can be learned with greater ease.

Happy Listening!
—Marnie

Below are various violin pieces outside of the Suzuki books that may be studied as a student advances:

Short Violin Pieces:

Adagio in E Major, K 261. W.A. Mozart: Yoerae Kim, violin, Anastasia Grishutina piano:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqwV3u_dYOQ

Romance No. 2 in F Major. L. van Beethoven: Christine Binzel, violin, Christine Hill, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkXRxY6iCHE

Cantabile. N. Paganini: Sarah Chang, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_bC902DZSs

Csardas. V. Monti: Jennifer Jeon, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHO6KOPWXtc

Meditation from Thais. J. Massenet: Sarah Chang, violin, accompanying orchestra unknown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImEUiNAL9go

Salut d’amour.  E. Elgar: Sarah Chang, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXLOF-z5Zlk

Sarabande in G minor. K. Bohm: Doris Lee, violin, starts performing at 35 seconds into this piece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvf4-HUBsv0

Scene de Ballet. C.A. DeBeriot: Ai Takamatsu, violin, pianist unknown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFM0p1AUQhw

Scherzo.  J. Brahms: Stella Chen, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWCk_XgbUx4

Tempo di Minuetto.  F. Kreisler: William Hagen, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AdNant8vIE

The Bee.  F. Schubert: F. Schubert: Annelle K. Gregory, violin and piano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drcFq5Y1HNs

Romance for Violin and Piano.  A. Beach: Rachel Barton Pine, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RCfAeP5AaI

Violin Concertos:

Violin Concerto in A minor.  J.B. Acccolay: Igor Malinovsky, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDXZE94zkU8

Violin Concerto in E Major.  J.S. Bach: Hilary Hahn, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgfyryZJES4

Violin Concerto in C Major. D. Kabelevsky: Oliver Leitner, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt6nGRCmu9k

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major.  W.A. Mozart: Hilary Hahn, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhQAtkXOK6o

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major.  N. Paganini: Maria Duenas, violin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e52mkjorLAY

Violin Sonatas:

Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 12, No. 1 in D Major.  L. van Beethoven: Anne Akiko, violin, Akira Eguch, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtfHCCNz44w

Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 12, No. 2 in A Major.  L. van Beethoven: Leonidas Kavakos, violin, Enrico Pace, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ufSDfS74U8

Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 12, No. 3 in E flat Major.  L. van Beethoven: Anne Sophie Mutter, violin, Lambert.Orkis, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ach15rgLZPM

Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 23, No. 4 in A minor.  L. van Beethoven: Anne Sophie Mutter, violin, Lambert.Orkis, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQMpxHET-gs

Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 24, No. 5 “Spring” in F Major.  L. van Beethoven: Annie Sophie Mutter, violin, Lambert.Orkis, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGFs7n6n3-8

Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 30, No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1.  L. van Beethoven: Tessa Lark, violin, Yundu Wang, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58-8x2UKH2Q

Beethoven Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2.  L. van Beethoven: Anna Lee, violin, Philip Chiu, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m6vHGB3pNo

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78.  J. Brahms: Midori, violin, Robert McDonald, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_huV4T7Tn8&t=110s

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100.  J. Brahms: Augustin Hadelich, violin, Orion Weiss, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p73MD6QHpIQ

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108.  J. Brahms: David Oistrakh, violin, Pianist unknown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a7027n6Duw

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major.  C. Franck: Janine Jansen, violin, Kathryn Stott, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acI5Txjhtz0

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 21 in E minor.  W.A. Mozart: Nicola Benedetti, violin, Alexei Grynyuk, pianist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeDm0haLUQ