Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

The South Birmingham Sinfonia performed this concerto as part of the Summer 2015 concert.

Michael Bochmann joins the South Birmingham Sinfonia to give a performance of the Beethoven violin concerto.

Beethoven's Violin Concerto was written in 1806. Its first performance by Franz Clement was unsuccessful and for some decades the work languished in obscurity, until revived in 1844 by Joseph Joachim. Since then it has become one of the most well-known violin concerti.

The work is in three movements: