- Tzigane, rhapsodie de concert, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
- Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré, for violin & piano
- Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in G major
- Sonata for violin & piano, L. 140
- Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75
- Polonaise (No. 2) brillante, for violin & orchestra in A major, Op. 21
- Polonaise (No. 1) de concert, for violin & orchestra in D major, Op. 4
- Obertas, mazourka caractéristique for violin & piano in G major, Op. 19/1
- Scherzo-tarantelle, for violin & piano in G minor, Op. 16
- Variations on an Original Theme, for violin & piano, Op. 15
- Spanish Dances: Malagueña y Habanera, for violin & piano, Op 21
- Spanish Dances: Romanza andaluza y jota navarra, for violin & piano, Op 22
- Spanish Dances: Playera y zapateado, for violin & piano, Op 23
- Introduction and Tarantella, for violin & orchestra, Op. 43
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While a title like James Ehnes in Recital may suggest a live recording made during a...recital, this two-disc set of the Canadian virtuoso is, in fact, a studio recording. Apart from this slight deception, listeners have a great deal to gain from this set. Disc 1 of Ehnes' program features three significant French sonatas for violin and piano. A program of such effusively emotional music may seem an odd choice for a performer who is sometimes criticized for being an overly technical player, Ehnes handles the sonatas of Ravel, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns with great elegance and poise. Ehnes' admirable technique is quite obvious in these performances as he tosses off the most convoluted of passages with complete control and dexterity, including the frenetic moto pertetuo of the Saint-Saëns finale. While Ehnes may not emote to the same excessive degree as some might in these sonatas, his playing is far from sterile. Instead, he gives listeners precisely what's in the score. Every marking, every articulation, every nuance the composers painstakingly penned are present; backed by a controlled, measured passion, Ehnes has truly struck an ideal balance between technique and interpretation. Disc 2 of the set features a series of shorter "show" pieces by Wieniawski and Sarasate. Upon hearing these astoundingly brilliant and demanding miniatures played with such amazing precision and control, there can be no doubt of Ehnes' mastery of his instrument and ability to capture the attention and awe of his listeners.