Today is a day of violins. It is the birthday of Eugene Ysaye - violinist, composer and conductor and a man well-known in his day. So we shall celebrate with violins! We will begin with Ysaye:
Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27, No. 1, Eugene Ysaÿe performed by Frank Peter Zimmerman on the violin.
Violin Concerto No. 22 in A minor written by Giovanni Battista Viotti. Itzhak Perlman - violin, Lawrence Foster and the The Julliard Orchestra performing.
Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler with Diana Steiner - violin.
Sonata No. 2 in A minor of Eugene Ysaÿe; Thomas Zehetmair - violin.
Sonata for violin & piano in G, Op. 78, #1, Rain Johannes Brahms with Diana Steiner - violin; Otto Herz - Piano.
Sonata No. 3, Ballade, Op. 27, No. 3 Eugene Ysaÿe with Frank Peter Zimmerman on the violin.
The Devil's Trill Sonata of Giuseppe Tartini played by Diana Steiner - violin.
Sonata No. 6 in F major of Eugene Ysaÿe with Thomas Zehetmair - violin.
Metamorphosen (1992 - 1995) Cto for violin No. 2, composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Anne-Sophie Mutter - violin, Penderecki conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
Quintet No. 2 for Piano & Strings by Peter Schickele. Peter Schickele at the piano with The Lark Quartet.
The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin & Piano by John Corigliano. Maria Bachman - violin; Jon Klibonoff - piano.
Nocturn from String Quartet No. 2 of Alexander Borodin Joshua Bell - Vioin and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.