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One of Ludwig van Beethoven's most famous works is his Violin Concerto, known also as Beethoven's Violin. Its full name is Violin Concerto in D major, op 61 and it was written by the legendary composer in 1806. It was composed primarily for Franz Clement, Beethoven's colleague and a renowned violinist of his time, who had advised Beethoven earlier when he was working on the opera Fidelio. The concerto premiered at Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1806 at a benefit concert for Franz Clement. Its print edition was also dedicated to the violinist and can now be heard live with Beethoven's Violin tickets.
After its debut, Beethoven's violin concerto was not played as much as his other works. It was revived after the composer's death when it was performed by iconic violinist Joseph Joachim, then twelve years old, with Felix Mendelssohn and an orchestra. This led to massive interest for the violin concerto, which has since then became a permanent part of classical repertoire. Today, the piece is one of the most widely performed today.
The concerto's structure is made up of three movements; Larghetto in G major, allegro ma non troppo in D major and Rondo Allegro in D major. It is scored for other instruments aside from the violin. It includes the flute, two clarinets, two oboes, two bassoons, two trumpets, two horns, strings and the timpani. The first movement is twenty five minutes long while the second and third movements last ten minutes each, with no break. Altogether, the Violin Concerto is forty five minutes long.
Many famous violinists have also written cadenzas for the concerto, including Joseph Joachim himself. The most used of these cadenzas is the one written by Fritz Kreisler, while Alfred Schnittke's controversial flavor of the cadenza has also gained much fame. Some, such as violinist Gidon Kremer, have recorded the concerto with Schittke's cadenzas. Other violinists who have written cadenzas include Leopold Auer, Ferruccio Busoni, Joshua Bell, Ferdinand David, Isaak Dunayevksy, Stephanie Chase and Mischa Elman.
Ludwig van Beethoven also composed a revised version, published as Op 61a, at Muzio Clementi's request to incorporate the piano into it. This version featured the timpani played alongside the piano, in a much lengthier first movement. More recent arrangements of the Violin Concerto include one by Mikhail Pletnev for the clarinet and orchestra.
Beethoven, a famous German pianist and composer, is regarded today as one of the best known composers of all time, and one of the most influential. A crucial composer of the juncture between the Romantic and Classical eras in music, he composed many notable works including nine symphonies, thirty two piano sonatas, five concertos for piano and sixteen string quartets.
Beethoven also composed several choral works and chamber music pieces, including the renowned choral work, Missa solemnis. He also composed a number of songs and even though his hearing began to deteriorate at the start of the nineteenth century, some of his best work was composed during the last decade of his life. This Violin Concerto is one of his best known works to date and you can hear it live after ordering Beethoven's Violin tickets.
Beethoven's violin concerto is one of his most technical, beautiful and grandiose compositions. Considered not only a challenge to perform, musicians have to work extra hard to reproduce the “feel” of the piece, as envisioned by the maestro. This means putting their hearts and minds into the performance. For classical music fans, a performance of this legendary piece should not be missed. So buy Beethoven's Violin tickets and listen to one of Ludwig Van Beethoven's greatest musical achievements live.
Ludwig Van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer who lived from 1770-1827. One of the most influential composers in Western music, Beethoven was instrumental in bridging the gap between the Romantic and Classical eras of music. Under the tutelage of Joseph Haydn, the legendary composer, Beethoven composed some of the greatest music pieces in Western history. He is best known for his nine symphonies, five piano concertos, thirty two piano sonatas and sixteen string quartets along with his violin concerto.
The violin concerto is composed in the scale of D major and its full name, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, stems from this. The piece was composed in 1806, primarily for Beethoven's friend and colleague Franz Clement, who was a leading violinist of the era.
The concerto premiered on the 23rd of December 1806 at the famous Theater an der Wien in Vienna in a tribute concert for Clement. According to accounts, Beethoven finished the piece so late that Clement had to read part of this performance, since he did not have time to learn it. It is believed that Clement was annoyed by this and improvised during the performance, breaking up the original piece into sections and adding his own solo composition in the middle.
The concerto's premier, unsurprisingly, was not a huge success and the piece was rarely performed after that. It slowly faded out of prominence, until it was revived decades later in 1844, after Beethoven's death. The piece was performed by the then twelve year old Joseph Joachim, who would go on to become a legendary name in his own right. Joachim's interpretation of the concerto garnered critical praise and the work of art became hugely popular. Since then it has been frequently performed and has been recorded by various musicians numerous times.
Apart from the violin, which is the primary instrument in the piece, the concerto also involves the flute, timpani, two trumpets, two oboes, two bassoons, two clarinets, two horns and strings. The piece is divided into three movements, with the first and third composed in D major, while the second is in G major. The first movement is around twenty five minutes long while the last two are approximately ten minutes long. A break follows after the first movement but the second and third are performed in one flow.
Notable contemporary violinists who have performed the piece include Leopold Auer, Joshua Bell, Ferruccio Busoni, Stephanie Chase, Ferdinand David and Joseph Hellmesberger, Sr. The names on the list include some of the most talented violinists ever to pick up the instrument and that shows the regard in which Beethoven's concerto is held. You can also listen to this memorable piece live by buying Beethoven's Violin tickets and attending the live recital.