Tuesday, June 28, 2011

6/28 Violin Concerto 3rd Movement (Chee-Yun Kim)

I usually make it a rule not to post a work unless all the movements are available (or at the very least the 1st movement) so when I came across a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto Op.61 which was missing the 1st movement I hadn't planned on posting about it - but after watching I was so impressed with this performance I decided that just the 3rd movement alone was worth featuring.  The featured violinist, Chee-Yun Kim, has a great tone and articulation and the orchestra give a committed reading.  Apparently she's also appeared on TV on a show called "Curb Your Enthusiasm"...

Allmusic: "The second movement takes a place among the most serene music Beethoven ever produced. Free from the dramatic unrest of the first movement, the second is marked by a tranquil, organic lyricism. Toward the end, an abrupt orchestral outburst leads into a cadenza, which in turn takes the work directly into the final movement. The genial Rondo, marked by a folk-like robustness and dancelike energy, makes some of the work's more virtuosic demands on the soloist."

Violin Concerto Op.61 in D, 3rd Movement:


The 2nd movement can be found HERE.


  1. Have you found the first? And do you know where I can get a recording?

  2. No - I wish someone would put it on YT!