Considered one of the most technically difficult works for the Violin, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 is one of the best known Violin concertos, constantly performed by the world’s greatest artists. The genius of Tchaikovsky translates beautifully in the expressive second movement of the concerto. Canzonetta, is a lyrical andante in G minor which should be played with a lot of sentiment for best results. This edition is arranged for Violin solo with a Piano accompaniment replacing the ensemble part.
Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally – some of his compositions are among the most popular theatrical music in the classical repertoire.