The Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann was composed in 1842 and received its first public performance the following year. Noted for its “extroverted, exuberant” character, Schumann’s piano quintet is considered one of his finest compositions.
The Russian Dance for violin and piano, was one of a number of transcriptions for violin and piano that Stravinsky made of his music with the help of violinist Samuel Dushkin in the early 1930s.
The Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30 No. 3, by Ludwig van Beethoven, the third of his Opus 30 set, was written between 1801 and 1802, published in May 1803, and dedicated to Tsar Alexander I of Russia.
The Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano, No 9, by Ludwig van Beethoven, is notable for its technical difficulty and unusual length (around 40 minutes) and emotional scope.
Mozart’s Violin Sonata No 32 in B-Flat Major (K. 454) was composed in Vienna on April 21, 1784. The sonata was written for a violin virtuoso Regina Strinasacchi of Mantua to be performed by them together at a concert in the Kärntnerthor Theater in Vienna on April 29, 1784.
Thaïs is an opera, a comédie lyrique in three acts and seven tableaux, by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Louis Gallet, based on the novel Thaïs by Anatole France.
Wolfgant Amadeus Mozart has written six trios with piano. During his lifetime, this kind was extremely popular in Vienna, violin often being replaced by a wind instrument like the clarinet or the flute.
Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major is a quintet for piano, 2 violins, viola, and cello. It was composed between August 18 and October 8, 1887, and was premiered in Prague on January 6, 1888.
The Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, often referred to by the nickname The Turkish, was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1775, premiering during the Christmas season that year in Salzburg.
Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 4 in D major, K. 218, was composed in 1775 in Salzburg. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart seemed to have originally composed it for himself to play, but after leaving the Salzburg Court Orchestra, he changed and updated the concerto for the successor of his position in his orchestra, Antonio Brunetti, to play.