L. V. Beethoven – Violin Concerto In D Major Op, 61 (David Oistrakh)


L. V. Beethoven – Violin Concerto In D Major Op, 61 (David Oistrakh)
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Violin Concerto in D major Op.61 Complete Full Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, was written in 1806.
The work was premiered on 23 December 1806 in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Beethoven wrote the concerto for his colleague Franz Clement, a leading violinist of the day, who had earlier given him helpful advice on his opera Fidelio. The occasion was a benefit concert for Clement. However, the first printed edition (1808) 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. Perhaps to express his annoyance, or to show what he could do when he had time to prepare, Clement is said to have interrupted the concerto between the first and second movements with a solo composition of his own, played on one string of the violin held upside down;
however, other sources claim that he did play such a piece but only at the end of the program.
The premiere was not a success, and the concerto was little performed in the following decades.
The work was revived in 1844, well after Beethoven’s death, with performances by the then 12-year-old violinist Joseph Joachim with the orchestra conducted by Felix Mendelssohn. Ever since, it has been one of the most important works of the violin concerto repertoire, and it is frequently performed and recorded today.
Structure
The work is in three movements:
Allegro ma non troppo (D major)
Larghetto (G major)
Rondo. Allegro (D major)

28 Comments

  1. 16:20 sound like a weird arpeggio combined with a scale which hits the good spot in the ear! and this piece sometimes sounds as if it was being played backwards but its probably just my ears. but it just might, be, the most beautiful piece I have ever heard

  2. I used to listen to this non stop when I was a girl….on casette tape…….like it was a Taylor Swift record! I can’t believe I finally found it!!! I heart Beethoven!!! God damn…!!!!! I’m dying right now hearing this masterpiece……..

  3. This was composed in 1806. In the summer of 1807, it was on the radio a lot, and all the kids loved it. Then, ten years later, in 1817, this was way out of style and the kids hated it. The 1817 kids just wanted to listen to Classical Rap such as Master Composer Hammer and Alternative Classical Music such as Verdant Day.

  4. This is undoubtedly a wonderful rendition, although I must say that I find the rubato sometimes a little excessive for Beethoven.

  5. A true masterpiece! When I heard this violin concerto from Beethoven the first time when I was 7 years old, it made me love classical music forever!

  6. This is great..but i need to give some credit to his predecessors mozart and haydn. Without them, this wouldve not been possible.

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