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VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Sarah Chang – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Sarah Chang – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Sarah Chang – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.

We sat her down to pick her brain on which 5 CD recordings she would take with her to a deserted island – and how the tracks have helped shape her as a musician.


  1. Heifetz : The Complete Album Collection

'The Holy Grail of recordings ... awe inspiring ...  the sheer amount of repertoire he managed to put down on tape is mind boggling ... this was gifted to me several Christmases ago from a dear friend ... the collection to end all collections.'

Heifetz: The Complete Album Collection |103 CDS|

Jascha Heifetz, Violin

Release Date: March 22, 2011

Label: Sony Masterworks/ RCA Red Seal

'Absolute genius ... such beauty and tragedy ... a true enigma.'

Michael Rabin: The Complete Collection

Michael Rabin, Violin

Release Date: July 25, 2005

Label: Doremi

'Hands down, my favorite violinist of all time ... his Brahms and Shostakovich Concerto recordings, in my opinion, are unparalleled.'

David Oistrakh: The Complete Collection

David Oistrakh, Violin

Release Date: October 3, 2005

Label: Doremi

'Queen B can do no wrong in my eyes!'

Dangerously in love


Release Date: February 3, 2015


'My trusty go-to throwback album.'

Slippery when wet

Bon Jovi

Release Date: November 4, 2016

Label: Island

'My favorite piece ever written ... above all other violin rep, chamber music rep, symphonic rep, etc ... Enjoy!'

Swan Lake


Charles Dutoit

Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: November 7, 2011

Label: Decca Classics

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