Here is a list of the popular violin music which includes the famous violin concertos by Tchaikovsky, Bach, Bruch and Sibelius. Violin concertos by Tchaikovsky, Bach, Bruch and Sibelius are great violin concertos which all comes under the top ten list in violin concertos. Virtual sheet music is digital sheet music which can be downloaded into your computer and saved as a file or printed when needed. Virtual sheet music is comparitively cheaper than printed sheet music books as it is in the digital form.
Tchaikovsky’s concerto for violin in D major by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ( 1840 - 1893)
Despite the negative prediction by renowned critic Eduard Hanslick, Tchaikovsky’s concerto for violin in D major comes in the list of “4 great violin concertos” along with that of Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelsohn and is one of the most popular violin concertos. Hanslick said that the concerto “brought us face to face with the revolting thought that music can exist which stinks to the ear." Tchaikovsky had dedicated the work to Leopold Auer. But Auer found the work unplayable. Tchaikovsky later approached Adolph Brodsky who premiered the concerto on the December 4, 1881 in Vienna.
Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. It was he who conducted the New York Symphony Society's orchestra in May 5 1891 during the opening of the Carnegie Hall. His other great works are the ballets swan lake, the sleeping beauty (Tchaikovsky likes this the most), nutcracker and his piano concertos.
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Three Violin Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685 – 28 July 1750)
Bach was a prolific composer of the Baroque period and is considered as one of the greatest composer in the history of Western classical music. Bach's prominence lies in the intellectual depth, technical command and artistic beauty of his music.
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All are great works. The best-known is the “Double” Violin Concerto in D minor. All the great violinists have recorded it. Rather unconventional in the concerto world for violin, the focus here is not the technical virtuosity of the soloists but is more of a smooth dialog between orchestra and soloist. The slow movement is often described as one of greatest love music. Download high quality Bach violin sheet music instantly!
Zigeunerweisen by Pablo Sarasate (10 March 1844 – September 28, 1908)
Sarasate was born in Pamplona, Spain and he was the most virtuoso violinist of his time. Sarasate was noted for his purity of tone without over sentimentalism. Sarasate's most popular works are the four volumes of Spanish dances for violin and piano and Zigeunerweisen. Sarasate was most noted in performing his own solo works even though he excelled in performing Beethoven and Mendelssohn violin concertos. His work, Carmen Fantasy which came out in 1883, another work for the violin and orchestra is based on Georges Bizet's opera, Carmen. A number of works of famous people have been dedicated to sarasate which include Henryk Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy. Click here for Zigeunerweisen sheet music. Click here for Zigeunerweisen virtual sheet music
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor by Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (January 6, 1838 – October 20, 1920
A german composer who has composed 3 violin concertos. Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G minor, (1868) for violin is one of the most popular Romantic violin concertos. This concerto litterally overshadowed his other two concertos. His other famous work is the Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major which he dedicated to Pablo Sarasate. Click here for sheet music of Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G minor. Click here for the virtual sheet music of Bruch's violin concerto in G minor
Violin Concerto In D minor by Jean Sibelius
The only concerto by Sibelius can be counted among the top 10 violin concertos. Heifetz considered this to be one among the top romantic violin concertos and since then Sibelius Volin Concerto In D minor has been a favourite of the violin audiences around the world. Even though the concerto comprises of many sad and melancholic melodies, there are also many brighter moments in the concerto. Click Volin Concerto In D minor by Jean Sibelius for the sheet music.