It’s Beethoven's only Violin Concerto and one of the most beloved worldwide. Isabelle Faust performs the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 together with the Berliner Philharmoniker under conductor Bernard Haitink. The concert was held in the Festspielhaus Baden Baden in 2015 as part of the city’s Easter Festival.
(00:00) I. Allegro ma non troppo
(23:43) II. Larghetto
(32:38) III. Rondo. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 for Austrian violinist Franz Clement in 1806. Its premiere was tepidly received, and for many years the work languished almost forgotten, before it was rediscovered in 1844 – this time performed by 12-year-old Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, and the orchestra of the London Philharmonic Society, conducted by Felix Mendelssohn. Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 is considered representative of Beethoven’s midlife works.