Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Premiered On This Day in 1806 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806 – 210 years ago

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Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806 – 210 years ago.

The first performance was given by Austrian virtuoso Franz Clement – in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

Legend has it Beethoven finished the work only minutes before the scheduled start – leaving the soloist and orchestra to sight-read the performance.

HENRYK SZERYNG | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | DYRYZHER HANS ZEHNDER & RUNDFUNK SINFONIEORCHESTER SAARBRUCKEN 

 

KYUNG-WHA CHUNG | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | KLAUSS TENNSTEDT & THE ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA 

 

DAVID OISTRAKH | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | KIRILL KONDRASHIN & MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

 

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