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!

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

Short Violin Pieces:

Cantabile. N. Paganini: Sarah Chang performing:

Csardas. V. Monti: Jennifer Jeon performing:

Scene de Ballet. C.A. DeBeriot: Itzhak Perlman performing:

Violin Concertos:

Violin Concerto in A minor.  J.B. Acccolay: Igor Malinovsky performing:

Violin Concerto in E Major.  J.S. Bach: Hilary Hahn performing:

Violin Concerto in C Major. D. Kabelevsky: Oliver Leitner performing:

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major.  W.A. Mozart: Hilary Hahn performing:


Violin Sonatas:

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78.  J. Brahms: Midori performing, Robert McDonald, pianist:

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100.  J. Brahms: Augustin Hadelich performing, Orion Weiss, pianist:

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108.  J. Brahms: David Oistrakh performing, Pianist unknown:

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major.  C. Franck: Janine Jansen