Hilary Hahn gives a consummate performance of Kreisler's first movement cadenza to Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. The performance opened the orchestra's 2016-17 season.
I distinctly heard someone shout 'Erlkönig! Erlkönig!' I knew they were asking for Heinrich Ernst's Grand Caprice on Schubert's great song. It's a unique piece, so I decided not to play the encore I'd been planning and went for that one instead.'
At the end of last year violinist Christian Tetzlaff made his second official recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in two live performances, resulting in an interpretation much more in keeping with his own personal understanding of the work