Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, in 1806. Its first performance by Franz Clement was unsuccessful and for some decades the work languished in obscurity, until revived in 1844 by the then 12-year-old violinist Joseph Joachim with the orchestra of the London Philharmonic Society conducted by Felix Mendelssohn. Since then it has become one of the best-known violin concertos.
This Schirmer edition of Beethoven's violin concerto includes optional online audio of full orchestral performances and accompaniments, an insert containing the solo violin part, and an additional insert with the popular cadenzas by Fritz Kreisler. Performers in the audio recordings are violinist Geoffrey Applegate and the Stuttgart Symphony, conducted by Emil Kahn.