Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D
The story goes that Franz Clement, for whom the Violin Concerto in D-major was written, debuted the work nearly as contemporaneously as Beethoven composed it. Whether a more practiced performance would have won the piece greater acclaim at the time, it is anyone's guess. As happened, it was too challanging for the audience and did not enter the repertoire until much later. Here it is performed by the Berlin Philharmoniker and ItzhakPerlman. Daniel Barenboin directs.