Tag Archives: Violin

Violins of Hope

Modern violin works performed by Niv Ashkenazi, for a project to use, restore and cherish the instruments of Holocaust musicians/composers.


Mostly recognizable works for violin or transcribed for violin, and orchestra, showing the violin as a singing instrument–Baroque to contemporary.

The Art of Carol Lieberman Vol. 2–Modern Violin

A collection of widely varying composers, all violin with accompaniment. Nice!


Violinist Patrick Yim performs all contemporary pieces, some lyrical, others more strident. Nice mix.

American Avenues

Music for violin, piano and/or cello inspired by 1930’s America, by both American and European composers, some jazz influences. Play most!


Works for violin and piano by women composers, nice mix of varying works, some with Asian elements, Romantic, etc.

My Time Is Now–Inspirations from the Gershwins

Works of classical/jazz by Gershwin and others.


A collection of avant works for violin or transcriptions for, performed by the composers and Jennifer Koh–eerie, squeaky or lyrical. Play!

Celebrating Women Composers

Works by living women composers (Zwilich, Higdon, Auerbach), all contemporary. Play!

Parts to Play

Varied pieces for violin, some with piano–all modern to contemporary, a little bravura. Andres’ and Larson’s works lovely!

The Compassion Project

An idea originated in 1993, in response to world atrocities–pieces expressing compassion from composers throughout the world. Play most!

War to Peace

Works for violin and piano by Prokofiev, Ferguson and Messiaen, inspired by WWII and the Holocaust. Somber, beautiful! Play!

Ray Chen–The Golden Age

A mix of pieces, classical, jazz, traditional for, or transcribed for violin and orchestra. Play!


Violin with electronics, echoes,  generally abstract with some atonality. Play most!

Ravel and Debussy Sonatas

Blake Pouliot and Hsin-I Huang perform known pieces for violin and piano. Nice!


Classical/avant-garde works for violin, by Rothenberg, Mazzoli and Futing among others. Some screeching, but not all.

Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos

Rachel Barton Pine & BBC Symphony Orch. perform 2 Romantic pieces composed 44 yrs apart–stirring & evocative.


Works for two violins ranging from squeaky, plucky to lyrically rhythmic. Play most!

En Voyage–Music for Violin & Cello

Violin & cello duets are not usual–these range from gracious to forceful all modern or contemporary. Play most!

Into the Silence

Some beautiful, abstract, contemporary works for violin and piano, by Stucky, Ko and Palmer. Play most!

Heavy–Solo Violin

Fairly intense solo violin pieces by Abras, Doderer, Placidi and others. Avant.

American Sonatas

Lovely Modern (early 1900’s on) sonatas for violin & piano by Bolcolm, Ives and Corigliano. Play most!


Modern violin and piano works from different cultures and styles. Lutoslawski’s particularly nice!

Schumann, Bach & Brahms

Marta Argerrich and Itzhak Perlman perform these classic pieces.

Renaud Capucon–21st Century Violin Concertos

Intense works by Grihm, Dusapin, and Mantovani. Sample.