I also listened to Beethoven's violin concerto earlier today. Absolutely wonderful work, that is. I became aware of and gradually familiar with this piece while I was working on a novel several years ago, as I played it in the background as I tapped away at the pc keyboard. I don't know how Beethoven manages to infuse his music with so many colours and expressions, beautiful melodies and counter-melodies flooding out. Another one to relax to, I say. One of these days I will learn to play the violin. That's if I ever manage to play the piano!