It obviously depends on how quickly it is played, so it will vary somewhat. But roughly: The first movement is about 19 minutes, the second is 7 and the finale is about 10 min…utes. That is 36 minutes, give or take. (MORE)
In no particular order, the top ten violin concertos are: * Violin Concerto in D Minor- Sibelius * Violin Concerto in D Major- Tchaikovsky * Violin Concerto in …E Minor- Mendelssohn * Violin Concerto in D Major- Beethoven * Violin Concerto in A Minor- Glazunov * Violin Concerto in G Minor- Bruch * Violin Concerto in D Major- Brahms * Violin Concerto in G Minor- Prokofiev * Violin Concerto in A Minor- Bach * Violin Concerto in B Minor- Elgar This is definitely an "arguable" top 10 list, but they're all pretty famous concertos. Those are just the ones that came off the top of my head, so I'm sure I missed some other really good ones, but those are the only ones I can think of for now. The list was narrowed down a lot since it was just violin concertos, but these are definitely some of the best. Other notes: * Joshua Bell's CD of the Mendelssohn and the Bruch are fantastic. * Nigel Kennedy's perfomance of the Bach is great. * Schlomo Mintz plays excellent versions of the Mendelssohn and the Sibelius on Youtube. * Jascha Heifetz's CD compiled of the Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Glazunov is very good. He was a great violinist, but since he played so long ago, the recordings are not always that great. (MORE)
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Concertos (no"e") are lengthy pieces of music, almost always in three movements, written for a soloist - most often, but by no means exclusively, a pianist or violinist …- and orchestra, in which the soloist and orchestra "speak" to each other and each has quite long passages to play without the other. There is a technical definition I won't worry you with. (MORE)
TheRE IS ONLY ONE V.C. COMPOSED BY sibelius.This is available on Amazon.I play it about once a week.THERE is only one v.c. composed by Sibelius.There are terrific versions by …Vengerov and Hahn in the modern era ,but the finest version is widely considered to be the 1975 version by Ida Haendel which I think is incomparable.hER EARLIER RECORDING OF THE mENDELSOHN-ABOUT 1957 i THINK-IS ALSO WONDERFUL BUT SLIGHTLY COMPPROMISED ON HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT BY THE AGE OF THE RECORDING.sHE IS A SUPERB ARTIST. (MORE)