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Old 11-26-2010, 04:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default violin--sorry if i sound dumb...

I have a question regarding violin music.
Is there a SOLO violin classical music?
For example, for piano, there is moonlight sonata, which you can play only with piano.
Is there something like that for violin?

A very famous, classic violin piece...

Sorry to sound dumb...

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sure there is, I just don't know any composers or a name of the piece.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Paganini's 24 Caprices are violin solos. I don't know which one is the best known, or considered "a classic piece" (perhaps #24), but they're famous amongst the classical-music lovers, that's for sure.

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You should check out this site: There's a lot of solo violin music on there by different composers. Some pieces even have the piano accompaniment if you need to play with a piano. I think most of it is in PDF format so you'll be able to print it right out!
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ysaye, Rochberg and Telemann all have unaccompanied solo violin works.
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Solo Time for Strings by Forest Etling.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Albeit this performance isn't neccessarily solo, the song itself has been played in many forms, and can easily be noticed, and work as a solo piece:

Albeit, it's quite difficult.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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the Bach solo sonatas and partitas, the Ysaye solo sonatas, and the 24 Paganini Caprices are probably the most-played...but there are lots of modern and contemporary pieces, too.
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