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Supplemental Listening For Suzuki Violin

This list is meant to accompany Sarah Murley-Hauser's blog post on listening to the Suzuki repertoire.  To read the full post, click here.

J.S. Bach:

-Sonatas and Partitas for Violin BWV 1001-1006

-Suites for Cello BWV 1007-1012
-Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051
-Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846-893


Bela Bartok:


Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta


Ludwig van Beethoven:

-Concerto for Violin Op. 61
-Concertos for Piano
-Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Cello and Piano, and Piano
-Any of his symphonies!


Hector Berlioz:


-Symphonie fantastique Op. 14


Johannes Brahms:

-Concerto for Violin Op. 77
-Quartets for Strings
-Any symphonies


Max Bruch:

-Concerto for Violin #1 Op. 26
-"Kol Nidrei" for Cello and Orchestra Op. 47


Ernest Chausson:


-"Poeme" for Violin and Orchestra Op. 25


Frederic Chopin:


-Any of his piano Music, specifically his nocturnes, preludes, and scherzi, etc


Aaron Copland:

-Fanfare for the Common Man
-Rodeo (Dance episodes or complete ballet)


Claude Debussy:

-La Mer (Symphonic Sketches) for Orchestra
-Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune


Antonin Dvorak:


-Symphony #9, New World Symphony


George Gershwin:


-Rhapsody in Blue


Joseph Haydn:

-The Creation (oratorio)
-Any of his string quartets and symphonies


George Friderick Handel:

-Messiah (oratorio)
-Water Music


Gustav Holst:


-The Planets (suite)


Edouard Lalo:


-Symphonie Españole for Violin and Orchestra


Gustav Mahler:


-Any of his symphonies


Felix Mendelssohn:


-Violin Concerto in E minor


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

-Requiem K. 626
-Magic Flute (opera)
-Concertos for Violin, and for Piano 

Quintets for Clarinet and Strings, Strings and Piano and Strings
-Any of his symphonies!


Sergei Prokofiev:

-Peter and the Wolf
-Classical Symphony
-Roméo and Juliet (excerpts)


Sergei Rachmaninoff:


-Concertos for Piano


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:


-Schéhérazade (symphonic suite)


Camille Saint-Saens:

-Carnival of the Animals
-Symphony #3 “Organ”


Igor Stravinksy:

-Firebird (ballet suite)


Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky:

-Nutcracker Op. 71 (ballet suite)
-Roméo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
-Sleeping Beauty Op. 66 (ballet)
-Swan Lake Op. 20 (ballet)

Richard Wagner:

-Der Ring des Nibelungen (Four Opera Cycle)

Ralph Vaughan Williams:


-The Lark Ascending for Violin and Orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi:

-Four Seasons


Some specific artists to listen to:

-Joshua Bell

-Nicola Bendetti


-Julia Fischer

-Hilary Hahn

-Jascha Heiftz

-Vladimir Horowitz

-Midori Goto

-Glenn Gould

-Lang Lang

-Yo-Yo Ma

-Jacqueline du Pre

-Itzak Perlman
-Mstitslav Rostropovich

-Sergei Rachmaninov



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