Valeriy Sokolov

Tchaikovsky & Bartók: Violin Concertos


  • Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112


  • Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Performed by Valeriy Sokolov (violin), and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, conducted by David Zinman

Yes… Valeriy Sokolov is yet another Russian – born violinist that we will be talking about in the years to come. What a remarkable musician! Terrific tone, excellent technique, and a great emotional connection with the piece he’s performing.

The Tchaikovsky is, of course, a basic requirement in every violinist’s repertoire. And for that matter, the Bartok is slowly coming into its own, as well, even though it is played much less frequently.

Here’s a video in which the conductor and the violinist discuss Bartok and Tchaikovsky highlights:



Now listen to a Hungarian song by Bartok/Szigeti: Performed by Valeriy Sokolov (violin), and Svetlana Kosenko (piano)



Finally, here’s the Beethoven Violin Sonata no.7, Movements 3, and 4. Performed by Valeriy Sokolov (violin), and Svetlana Kosenko (piano)



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