The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major

Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American, born 31 August 1945 with conductor Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Janine Jansen, violin
Orchestre de Paris
Paavo Järvi
January 2015

Joshua Bell - Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35

Victoria Mullova

Kyung Wha Chung plays Tchaikovsky violin concerto (1972)

Music Composer: Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian, 1840-1893), composed his violin concerto in D major, Op. 35, in 1878. It is one of the best known violin concertos, and is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin.

Short Description: Tchaikovsky Violin Concert D major

The most wonderful and special thing about Tchaikovsky is that he has his heart on his sleeve. His violin concerto is very sentimental and not pretentious. Melodically, it fully displays true romanticism. It is highly virtuoso for the violinist. It is not only technically very difficult but also feels uncomfortable to play, as star violinist Itzhak Perlman explains.

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Photo: "Tchaikovsky 1906 Evans" by Unknown - Tchaikovsky By Edwin Evans, Published by J.M. Dent & Co. in London and E.P. Dutton & Co. in New York, 1906 Portrait from frontispiece. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons;