Top Ten Violin Works

Whenever someone asks Timothy Russell, Conductor Emeritus of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, about his favorite composer or piece of music, he has a saying he likes to pull out.  ”Whatever I’m conducting at the moment.”

That is a simple answer to a complex question – but an honest one – for anyone in the music business.  Even when asked for a top ten list, it’s difficult.  Once you get to ten, the “what abouts” begin.  What about Beethoven’s symphonies?  What about Mozart’s violin concertos?  See what I mean?

It is with that in mind that I offer one publication’s take on the top ten violin works.  A subjective list, yes, but one which gets the juices flowing and makes for great discussion.  Let me know YOUR favorites!

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