Violin Concerto: Scores

This list of scores of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto does not claim to be exhaustive, but additions and corrections are welcome, and can be sent to us at discography@tchaikovsky-research.net


Tchaikovsky's Version

For Violin with Piano

First Edition [1879]

Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Plate 3339.

Tchaikovsky (editor) [1880]

Hamburg: D. Rahter. Plate 2954.
— newly revised edition by the composer
— the first print contains the already withdrawn dedication to Leopold Auer on the cover page

Salvatore Accardo (editor) [2013]

Milano: Edizioni Curci.
— original version

Leopold Auer (editor?) [1899]

Leipzig: D. Rahter, No.178. Plate 1332 (violin), 2954.1332 (piano).
— original version, although same plate as arrangement

Issay Barmas (editor) [1913]

Kopenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, No. 1480. Plate 15200.
— includes original version with optional 104 bar cut in the Finale

Felix Berber (editor) [1913]

Wien: Universal-Edition. Plate U.E. 704.
— original version with optional cuts for a performance with piano accompaniment, small additions to the cadenza

Walter Davisson (editor) [n.d.]

Wiesbaden: Edition Breitkopf, No. 4026. Plate 31346.
Boca Raton: Kalmus, No. K 04013 (reprint omits editor's name)
— includes original version with optional cuts in the Finale

Carl Flesch (editor) [1931]

Leipzig: Edition Peters, No. 3019a. Plate 8788 (piano), 10884 (violin).
— includes original version with optional cuts in the Finale (slightly different from Auer)

Carl Herrmann (editor) [193x?]

Leipzig: Edition Peters, No. 3019. Plate 8788.
— original version
— with green cover, same print as the 1902 edition with a few additional fingerings

Friedrich Hermann (editor) [1902]

Leipzig: Edition Peters, No. 3019. Plate 8788.
— original version 'Mit Genehmigung des Eigentümers Herrn D. Rahter in Leipzig'.
— with red cover indicating that the score is under copyright, in print at least until 1920

Ernst Herttrich (editor) [2011]

München: G. Henle, No. HN 685.
— Joint Urtext edition with Breitkopf & Härtel, contains 2nd violin part edited by Kurt Guntner, piano reduction by Johannes Umbreit

Arno Hilf (editor) [1900]

Hamburg: D. Rahter. Plate 2954.
— original version

Emil Kross (editor) [1901]

Leipzig: Bosworth Edition, No. 294. Plate B. & Co. 4162.
— original version

Norbert Kubat (editor) [n.d.]

Prague: Melantrich. Plate M 97.
— original version with small changes to the cadenza

Henri Marteau (editor) [1922]

Leipzig: Steingräber. Plate?.
—? with 2nd violin part for teaching purposes

Philipp Mittell (editor) [1918]

New York: Schirmer, No. 1185. Plate 22603.
— original version

David Ojstrach and Konstantin Mostras (editor) [1952]

Moscow: Muzgiz. Plate M. 8913 Г.
Frankfurt am Main: Edition Peters, No. 3019b. Plate E.P. 12457.
New York: International Music Company. Plate 1902.
— includes original and Auer's version

Henri Petri (editor) [ca. 1901]

Leipzig: Steingräber Verlag. Plate 940.
— original version

Max Rostal (editor) [1973]

Mainz: Edition Schott, No. 6550. Plate 43344.
— includes original and Auer's version

Emile Sauret (editor) [1920]

London: Augener's Edition, No. 7967. Plate 15347.
Mainz: Schott. [1926]
— original version

Clemens Schultze-Biesantz (editor) [1924?]

Braunschweig: Litolff, No. 2673.
— original version

Stephen B. Shipps (editor) [2011]

St. Louis: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.
— includes original, Auer's and Sevcik's version plus Sevcik's Analytical Studies, associate editor Danae Witter, piano reduction by Dmitri Vorobiev.

Ivan Shishov & Nikolay Shemanin (editor) [1946]

Moscow: Muzgiz. Plate M. 17607 Г. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.55A (Полное собрание сочинений).

Hans Sitt (editor) [ca. 1900]

Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg. Plate E.E. 2125.
— original version

Polina Vajdman / Wiltrud Haug-Freienstein (editor) [2005]

München: G. Henle, No. 685.
— original version, violin part edited by Kurt Guntner, piano reduction by Johannes Umbreit

unidentified (MMO) (editor) [2012]

Elmsford: Music Minus One, No. MMO 3102.
— original version, violin part only, including 2 CDs

Full Scores

First Edition [1888]

Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Plate 3338.

Valentina Rachkovskaya (editor) [1949]

Moscow: Muzgiz. Plate M. 19836 Г. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.30A (Полное собрание сочинений).
New York: Dover Publications, 1985.
— Plate numbers omitted. Reprinted together with Beethoven's and Mendelssohn's violin concertos in the collection 'Great Romantic Violin Concertos'.

Ernst Herttrich (editor) [2011]

Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel Partitur-Bibliothek. Plate PB 15115.
— Joint Urtext edition with Henle

Miniature Scores

unidentified (editor) [2001]

Minneola: Dover Miniature Scores.
— original version, reprint of older edition, plate numbers removed

unidentified (editor)

Leipzig: Edition Eulenburg, No. 708. Plate EE 3808.
— original version

? (editor) [?]

Wiesbaden: Edition Breitkopf, No. PB 3631.
— original version

unidentified (editor) [ca. 1946]

London: Boosey & Hawkes. Plate B. & H. 8825.
— original version

unidentified (editor)

Leipzig: Edition Peters, No.565. Plate 3808.
— original version

unidentified (editor)

London: E. Donajowski, No.62. Plate 4018.
— original version

Richard Clarke (editor)

London: Edition Eulenburg, No. 708. Plate EE 3808. [2010]
— original version, introduction by Gerald Abraham
London: Edition Eulenburg, Eulenburg Audio+Score No. 44. Plate EAS 144. [2007]
— original version, introduction by Gerald Abraham, contains Naxos CD with Nishizaki

Ernst Herttrich (editor) [2011]

Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel Partitur-Bibliothek. Plate PB 15116.
— Joint Urtext edition with Henle

Clemens Schultze-Biesantz (editor) [1924?]

Braunschweig: Litolff. Plate?.
—?

Orchestral Parts

First Edition [1879]

Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Plate 3337.

Tchaikovsky (editor) [1881]

Hamburg: D. Rahter. Plate?.

Arrangements

Leopold Auer (arranger) [1893]
contains a few cuts and several changes to the violin part

Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Plate? [1893]
Leipzig: D. Rahter, No.178. Plate 1332 (violin), 2954.1332 (piano).
New York: Carl Fischer, No. 848. Plate 21155-25. [1919]
— The title states ‘edited by Leopold Auer', but this is the arrangement.
Frankfurt am Main: Edition Peters, No. 3019b. Plate E.P. 12457. (David Ojstrach and Konstantin Mostras (editor))
New York: International Music Company. Plate 1902. (David Ojstrach and Konstantin Mostras (editor)) [1956]
— includes original and Auer's version
Mainz: Edition Schott, No. 6550. Plate 43344. (Max Rostal (editor)) [1973]
— includes original and Auer's version
St. Louis: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing. (Stephen B. Shipps (editor)) [2011]
— includes original, Auer's and Sevcik's version plus Sevcik's Analytical Studies, associate editor Danae Witter, piano reduction by Dmitri Vorobiev.

Adolph Brodsky (arranger) [1899]
Canzonetta with new coda

Leipzig: D. Rahter. Plate 806 (piano) & 806.1223 (violin).

Jules Conus (arranger) [ca. 1897]
Canzonetta with new coda

Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Plate 20840.

Fritz Kreisler (arranger) [1940]
Kreisler rewrote the whole concerto

New York: Charles Foley, No. 1093.

Karl Nowotny (arranger) [1918]
Canzonetta with new coda

Wien: Anton Goll. Plate A. 715 G. (published in 'Die Geige, Band II')

Otakar Ševčík (arranger) [1931]
contains a few changes to the violin part

Brno: Ol. Pazdirek. Plate O.P. 553.
— Published together with his analytical studies to the concerto. Piano reduction by F. Beck.
St. Louis: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing. (Stephen B. Shipps (editor)) [2011]
— includes original, Auer's and Sevcik's version plus Sevcik's Analytical Studies, associate editor Danae Witter, piano reduction by Dmitri Vorobiev.

August Wilhelmj (arranger) [1910]
contains more cuts and changes than Auer's version

London: Schott. Plate 28315.
New York: Carl Fischer, No. 588. Plate 19910-70.

Eugène Ysaÿe (arranger)
cadenza

manuscript (Juilliard manuscript collection).