The Romantic top ten: with Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, of which Stéphane Denève has made a very personal version (also recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, by the way), and with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, often referred to as the world’s most beautiful violin concerto.

Or, as virtuoso soloist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider puts it: “the bible in the repertoire of a violinist.”


Guillaume Connesson • Flammenschrift (2012)
Ludwig van Beethoven • Konzert für Violine und Orchester in D-Dur, op. 61
Sergei Prokofiev • Roméo et Juliette