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  1. The Four Seasons (Il quattro stagione), 4 concertos for violin, strings & continuo, Op. 8/1-4 ("Il cimento" Nos. 1-4)
  2. Sonata for violin & continuo in A major, RV 31, Op. 2/2
  3. The Devil's Trill, for violin & piano (transcription of Tartini's Sonata): 3. Grave 4. Allegro assai
  4. String Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in E major, G. 282 (Op. 13/6): 3. Minuetto
  5. Chaconne for violin & continuo in G minor (spurious)
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  1. The Four Seasons (Il quattro stagione), 4 concertos for violin, strings & continuo, Op. 8/1-4 ("Il cimento" Nos. 1-4)
  2. Sonata for violin & continuo in A major, RV 31, Op. 2/2
  3. The Devil's Trill, for violin & piano (transcription of Tartini's Sonata): 3. Grave 4. Allegro assai
  4. String Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in E major, G. 282 (Op. 13/6): 3. Minuetto
  5. Chaconne for violin & continuo in G minor (spurious)
  6. Sonata for violin & continuo in D minor ("La Follia"), Op.5/12
  7. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 3. Allegro
  8. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  9. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1. Allegro
  10. Concerto for oboe & violin (or 2 violins), strings & continuo in C minor, BWV 1060R (reconstruction): 2. Adagio
  11. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042: 3. Allegro assai
  12. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5. Chaconne
  13. Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: 4. Allegro assai
  14. Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1. Preludio
  15. Sonata for violin & piano No. 26 in B flat major, K. 378 (K. 317d): 3. Rondo: Allegro
  16. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: 1. Allegro; conclusion
  17. Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d): 2. Andante
  18. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219: 3. Rondeau: Tempo di Menuetto - Allegro
  19. Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24: 1. Allegro; opening
  20. Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24: 3. Scherzo: Allegro molto
  21. Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24: 4. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
  22. Romance for violin & orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op. 40: Opening
  23. Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in A major, Op. 12/2: 1. Allegro vivace; opening
  24. Sonata for violin & piano No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 12/3: 2. Adagio con molt'espressione
  25. Sonata for violin & piano No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23: 3. Allegro molto; conclusion
  26. String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18/1: 2. Adagio affettoso ed appassionata
  27. Concerto for piano, violin, cello & orchestra in C major ("Triple Concerto"), Op. 56: 2. Largo
  28. Sonata for violin & piano No. 8 in G major, Op. 30/3: 3. Allegro vivace
  29. Romance for violin & orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50: Opening
  30. Sonata for violin & piano No. 9 in A major ("Kreutzer"), Op. 47: 3. Finale: Presto
  31. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: 1. Allegro ma non troppo; opening
  32. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: 2. Larghetto; opening
  33. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: 3. Rondo; conclusion
  34. Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in A major ("Thun"), Op. 100: 2. Andante tranquillo - Vivace
  35. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
  36. Fantasy on Bizet's "Carmen," for violin & orchestra (or piano), Op. 25: Opening
  37. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 2. Andante
  38. Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2
  39. Symphonie espagnole, for violin & orchestra in D minor, Op. 21: 3. Intermezzo: Allegretto non troppo
  40. Violin Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (usually transposed to D major), Op. 6, MS 21: 3. Rondo: Allegro spiritoso
  41. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28
  42. Thaďs, opera in 3 acts: Méditation
  43. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Act 3. Russian Dance
  44. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: 3. Allegro vivacissimo
  45. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2. Adagio
  46. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor ("Grétry"), Op. 37: 3. Adagio 4. Allegro con fuoco
  47. Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor ("La campanella"), Op. 7, MS 48: 3. Rondo ('La campanella')
  48. Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19: 2. Scherzo: Vivacissimo
  49. Romeo and Juliet, pieces (10) for piano, Op. 75: Masques
  50. Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61: 3. Cadenza (accompagnata: Lento) - Allegro molto
  51. Salut d'amour, for violin & pia
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