Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin ConcertoListen

Beethoven's violin concerto

This concert was played:

  1. Violin Concerto
  1. Juanjo Mena conductor
  2. James Ehnes violin

​Beethoven’s famous Violin Concerto (1806) is a highlight of the Romantic era and of its kind.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) can be said to have revolutionised every musical form he worked within, and this is also true of the concerto, as he did away with the traditional framework and filled it with his own dramatic and forward-thinking musical language. His Violin Concerto (1806) had a difficult start and was forgotten for nearly half a century, but after Joseph Joachim breathed new life into it in the 1840’s it has become one of the most popular and most frequently performed of all solo concertos. The first movement is long, dramatic and typical of Beethoven’s writing. In contrast, the second movement shows the composer at his warmest and most lyrical, while the lively, convivial and rustic third movement offers some real virtuoso challenges for the soloist.

(Text: Thomas Erma Møller; Translation (from Norwegian): Sarah Osa; In photo: Juanjo Mena; Photo: Michal Novak)


  • Adult: 100 - 320 NOK
  • Student: 100 - 210 NOK
  • Child: 100 NOK

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