Violin Repertoire as of mid-20th century - Based on Menuhin's and Heifetz's discographies

Menuhin and Heifetz were two of the top violinists the 20th century - below are works that Menuhin has recorded at least 3 times AND Heifetz has recorded at least twice.  The list is organized by birth year of composers.




- Bach Solos: BWV 1001, 1004, 1005

- Bach: Double concerto BWV 1043

- Mozart: Violin concerto #4 K.218

- Beethoven sonatas: #3 Op.12 #3, #8 Op.30 #3, #9 Op.47

- Beethoven: Violin concerto op.61

- Schubert: Ave Maria D.839

- Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto op.64

- Franck: Sonata in A major

- Brahms: Violin concerto op.77

- Brahms: Double concerto op.102

- Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarentelle op.16

- Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso op.28

- Saint-Saens: Havanaise op.83

- Bruch: Violin concerto op.26

- Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto op.35

- Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

- Debussy: #8 from Preludes Book I


Only 21 pieces of music; and so few from late 18th century - I guess this confirm my on-going (hypo-)thesis that late 18th century music are great because they are for the enjoyment of amateurs, and not for generating idol-worship for professionals / virtuosos.