The Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion (after Plato’s “Symposium”) is a five-movement concerto written by Leonard Bernstein in 1954 and first performed at La Fenice in Venice by Isaac Stern and Igor Stravinski.
PENDERECKI: CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN
Krzysztof Penderecki composed his Concerto for Violin and orchestra between 1974 and 1976; the work was first performed on 27th April 1977 by the violinist Isaac Stern, accompanied by the Basle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Moshe Atzmon. This is Penderecki's second composition for Violin and orchestra. The Capriccio, composed in 1966 both in its spirit and in the demands it makes on marked virtuosity in performance calls to mind models in Paganini's style.