ON THIS DAY | Beethoven Violin Concerto Premiered in 1806

The first performance was given by Austrian violinist Franz Clement, in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna

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Ludwig Van Beethoven

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806.

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

 

ITZHAK PERLMAN | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | DANIEL BARENBOIM & BERLIN PHILHARMONIC | 1992

 

Beethoven Violin Concerto/Romances |CD|

Pinchas Zukerman, Violin

Daniel Barenboim, Conductor

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & London Philharmonic

Release Date: March 10, 1992

Deutsche Grammophon