Publisher: G. Schirmer
Concerto for Violin (1939),
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Violin; piano reduction
- Notes on the New Edition:
Commentary by David Flachs, Director of Production, G. Schirmer, Inc.
The first movement Allegro molto moderato begins with a lyrical first subject announced at once by the solo violin, without any orchestral introduction. The movement as a whole has, perhaps, more the character of sonata than concerto form. The second movement Andante sostenuto is introduced by an extended oboe solo. The violin enters with a contrasting and rhapsodic theme, after which it repeats the oboe melody of the beginning. The last movement, a perpetual motion, exploits the more brilliant and virtuoso characteristics of the violin.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
James Buswell, violin
New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Cleveland Orchestra / Philadelphia Orchestra
Isaac Stern, violin; John Browning, piano
Leonard Bernstein / George Szell / Eugene Ormandy / Thomas Schippers
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra