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In my encyclopedia you cannot find any rating of the listed compositions. I find it arrogant to judge on compositions for other people. Different people in different situations value works differently, it's that evident.

But in all the years of researching I had to realise - tragically - that the powers of the usual stuff and the fear to face something new are stronger than the wish to discover the lesser known, but outstanding masterwork violin concertos!

Therefore I feel the responsibility to name the compositions which in my personal opinion deserve more attention! Violinists, Conductors, Music directors and music lovers, please get into these works and put them on stage, record them on CD or support them in any other way - its worth every effort!

Peter van Onna (*1966):

Bruegel violin concerto (2001), duration: 33 minutes

score available from Donemus

* full score at hand *

 

Peter Graham (pseudonym of Jaroslav Šťastný-Pokorný) (*1952):

Concerto for violin and orchestra (1989), duration: 10 minutes

score right now under revision, available only from the composer

 

Rolf Riehm (*1937):

Violin concerto "Shifting" (1995), duration: 22 minutes

score available from Ricordi

* full score at hand *

 

Dieter Kaufmann (*1941):

Concertomobil, for violin and orchestra (1972), duration: varied

score available from Schott

* full score at hand *

 

Peter Michael Hamel (*1947):

Violin concerto (1989), duration: 37 minutes

score available from Bärenreiter

* full score at hand *

 

Marek Harris (*1961):

Concerto for violin and orchestra "New Angels" (2002), duration: 11 minutes

score available from the composer

* full score at hand *

 

Frederik van Rossum (*1939):

Violin concerto No.1 (1980), duration: 18 minutes

score available from Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel

* full score at hand *

 

Ivan Eröd (*1936):

Violin concerto (1973), duration: 18 minutes

score avialable from Doblinger

* full score at hand *

 

Dietrich Manicke (1923-2013):

Konzertante Musik, for violin and orchestra (1948), duration: 21 minutes

score available from Boosey & Hawkes

* full score at hand *

 

Philippe Hersant (1948):

Violin concerto (2003), duration: 24 minutes

score available from Durand

* full score at hand *

 

Alojz Ajdic (*1939):

Violin concerto (1995), duration: 25 minutes

score available from Edicije DSS

* piano reduction at hand *

 

Yervand Yerkanian (*1951):

Violin concerto No.1 (1983), duration: 14 minutes

score available from the composer

* piano reduction at hand *

 

Egils Straume (*1950):

Concerto for violin and chamber orchestra (1979), duration: 20 minutes

score available from the composer

* full score at hand *

 

Vladimir Genin (*1958):

Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra (1983), duration: 27 minutes

score under revision, only available from the composer

 

Bernhard Hamann (1909-1968):

Violin concerto (1944), duration: 30 minutes

score only in manuscript, available from the composer's estate

* full score at hand *

 

Benjamin Yusupov (*1962):

Violin concerto (1998), duration: 28 minutes

score available from Sikorski

* full score at hand *

 

Desmond Bradley (*1934):

Violin concerto (1969), duration: 32 minutes

score available from the composer

* full score at hand *

 

Barry McKimm (*1941):

Violin/viola concerto (1980), duration: 31 minutes

score available from the Australian Music Information Center

 

Ricardo Teruel (*1956):

Violin concerto "Ambientes vulnerables" (1993), duration: 19 minutes

score available from the composer

* full score at hand *

 

Wolfram Wagner (*1962):

Violin concerto (2006), duration: 30 minutes

score available from Doblinger

* full score at hand *

 

Sylvie Bodorova (*1954):

Concerto for violin and orchestra "Messagio" (1989), duration: 17 minutes

score available from the Czech Music Foundation NCHF

* full score at hand *

 

Shigeaku Saegusa (*1942):

Violin concerto (1991), duration: 25 minutes

score available from composer

* full score at hand *

 

Klaas ten Holt (*1960):

Concerto for violin and orchestra (2003), duration: 20 minutes

score available from Donemus

* full score at hand *

 

Arno Babadianian (1921-1983):

Violin concerto (1949), duration: 32 minutes

score published

* piano reduction at hand *

 

Raymond Chevreuille (1901-1976):

Violin concerto No.3 (1965), duration: 21 minutes

score available from CeBeDeM

* full score at hand *

 

Jan Paul Nagel (1934-1997):

Concerto for violin and string orchestra (1982), duration: 12 minutes

score available from ENA Musikverlag

* full score at hand *

 

Keith Gates (1948-2007):

Violin concerto (1969), duration: 23 minutes

score available from the composer's estate

 

Harri Otsa (1926-2001):

Violin concerto (1983), duration: 23 minutes

score available from the Estonian Music Foundation

* full score at hand *

 

John Ritchie (1921-2014):

Pisces: Partita concertante for violin and orchestra (1985), duration: 23 minutes

score available from the New Zealand Music Information Center SOUNZ

* piano reduction at hand *

 

Jan Meisl (*1974):

Triple concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra (1999), duration: 26 minutes

score available from the composer

 

Wolfgang Strauss (*1927):

Violin concerto No.1 (1957), duration: 32 minutes

score available from the Universitätsbibliothek Dresden

* full score at hand *

 

Sergio Rendine (*1954):

Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra (1995), duration: 22 minutes

score available from Ricordi

 

Nancy van de Vate (*1930):

Violin concerto No.1 (1986), duration: 25 minutes

score available from Vienna Masterworks

* full score at hand *

 

William Russo (1928-2003):

English concerto for violin and jazz orchestra (1963), duration: 16 minutes

score available from the Columbia College Library

 

Joachim-Dietrich Link (1925-2001):

Violin concerto (1956), duration: 30 minutes

score available from Edition Peters

* piano reduction at hand *

 

Max Jobst (1908-1943):

Violin concerto (1938), duration: 28 minutes

score available in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

* full score at hand *

 

Siegfried Geißler (1929-2014):

Violin concerto No.2 (1981), duration: 21 minutes

score available from the Staatsbibliothek Dresden

* full score at hand *

 

Stepan Lucky (1919-2006):

Violin concerto (1965), duration: 20 minutes

score available from Panton

* full score at hand *

 

Srul Irving Glick (1934-2000):

Violin concerto "Shir Hamaalot" (1976), duration: 27 minutes

score available from the Canadian Music Information Center

Beside the mentioned works above I admire the following compositions equally high but think that these works are better represented in the musical life nowadays:

 

John Adams: Dharma at Big Sur, for electric violin and orchestra

Necil Kazim Akses: Violin concerto

Bela Bartok: Violin concerto No.2

Boris Blacher: Violin concerto

Carlos Chavez: Violin concerto

David Diamond: Violin concerto No.2

Henri Dutilleux: L'arbre des songes, for violin and orchestra

Luis Gianneo: Concerto Aymara, for violin and orchestra

Camargo Guarnieri: Choro, for violin and orchestra

Roy Harris: Violin concerto

Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto funebre, for violin and orchestra

Herbert Howells: Three dances for violin and orchestra

Akira Ifukube: Rapsodia concertante for violin and orchestra

Heinrich Kaminski: Dorische Musik, for violin, viola, cello and orchestra

Aram Khachaturian: Violin concerto

Marcel Landowski: Violin concerto

Alexei Machavariani: Violin concerto

Bohuslav Martinu: Violin concerto No.1

Darius Milhaud: Violin concerto No.2

Ernest Moeran: Violin concerto

Nikolai Myaskovsky: Violin concerto

Sergei Prokofiev: Violin concerto No.1

Jaan Rääts: Concerto for violin and chamber orchestra No.2

Ottorino Respighi: Concerto gregoriano, for violin and orchestra

Ned Rorem: Violin concerto

Gerhard Rosenfeld: Violin concerto No.1

Terje Rypdal: Undisonus, for violin and orchestra

Aulis Sallinen: Violin concerto

Alfred Schnittke: Violin concerto No.1

Joseph Schwantner: Dreamcaller, for violin, soprano and orchestra

Roger Sessions: Violin concerto

Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin concerto No.1

Rudi Stephan: Music for violin and orchestra

Erkki-Sven Tüür: Violin concerto

Peteris Vasks: Violin concerto "distant light"

Sandor Veress: Violin concerto

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