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Violinist Charlie Siem chats to online editor Davina Shum about the Beethoven Violin Concerto and the two Romances, which he has recently recorded on Signum Classics. He speaks about how he first encountered the works, what’s going on in his head during the orchestral introduction to the concerto, plus how he deals with Beethoven’s sometimes gnarly pianistic writing.

Violin Concerto in D major op.61

Ludwig van Beethoven

I: Allegro ma non troppo

III: Rondo. Allegro

Charlie Siem, violin / Philharmonia Orchestra / Oleg Caetani, conductor

Signum Classics

SIGCD704