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Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 is among the most popular and well known works in the genre. The version for piano and orchestra, on the other hand, is relatively unfamiliar.
Pianist Olli Mustonen and conductor Paavo Jarvi performed the concerto
Inspired by the pianist and composer Muzio Clementi, Beethoven rewrote Opus 61 for piano in 1807, adding two quite virtuosic cadences.
Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen, accompanied by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, performed Beethoven's piano concerto on Aug. 26 in the Beeethovenhalle Bonn as part of this year's Beethovenfest. Paavo Jarvi conducted.
The first movement, Allegro ma non troppo, is available as podcast or audio-on-demand.