Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806 – 212 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.
LEONID KOGAN | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | LOUIS DE FROMENT & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF FRANCE | 1966
Beethoven Violin Concerto/Romances |CD|
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin
Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & London Philharmonic
Release Date: March 10, 1992