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