Beethoven's Violin Concerto

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It is commonly stated in literature that Beethoven’s violin concerto is the most preformed violin concerto today. It has a beautiful sound and is a rewarding challenge for a violinist to learn and preform. Although not well received when he first wrote it, he must have known how important if was because he re-wrote it for the piano. He did not write the cadenzas for the violin concerto but he wrote them for Piano Concerto op. 61a. The piece Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, 4th Movement, written in the romantic period, has similarities to Beethoven’s violin concerto. The most obvious is that both pieces start with kettledrums. As in Beethoven’s violin concerto, during the romantic period the second movement of a concerto often continued into

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