Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61

Beethoven wrote his Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61, in 1806 for his colleague Franz Clement, who had helped him with advide on Fidelio. The first printed edition was dedicated to Beethoven's friend Stephan von Breuning. It is believed that Beethoven finished the solo part so late that Clement had to sight read part of his performance, and to express his annoyance Clement interrupted the concerto to play a composition of his own, played on one string with the violin upside down. The premiere was not a success, and the concerto ... more

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RecordingViolin Concerto in D, Op. 61 - I. Allegro ma non troppo
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RecordingViolin Concerto in D, Op. 61 - II. Larghetto III. Rondo (Allegro)
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RecordingViolin Concerto in D, Op. 61 - I. Allegro ma non troppo
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RecordingViolin Concerto in D, Op. 61 - II. Larghetto
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Recording Concerto in D, Op. 61 - III. Rondo: Allegro
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