Classics of the Phonograph

Short pieces

someone playing the violin

By Derek Bridges [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons

When violinists play concerts with orchestras, they usually perform standard length, 3 movement concertos. But there is a rich repertory of shorter pieces for violin and orchestra, sometimes concerto movements which the composer decided not to use. These short works for violin and orchestra include some famous encore pieces, such as the "Meditation" from Massenet's "Thais."

On this week’s Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM 90.9, we will dip into this rich, and sweet, musical treasure chest.