Whittered on a bit about this yesterday, but my laptop at home is on it's last legs and crashed. A precis about accompanying this on a traumatic day - I fainted and bashed my horn in ( v ill in the U6, not fun,) whilst my friend the violinist's sister was nearly tranferred from KCH to a psychiatric unit after being put on the wrong doasge of her epilepsy drugs; she started hallucinating and then threw a glass Ribena bottle against a wall. Her parents sorted that one out and then rushed back to Sidcup via public transport, couldn't get a cab and missed the concert.
Great piece and we gave it a rather more intense performance than Perlman does here, though you can't beat one of the world's greatest violinists.
Why am I going on about it now? One cute 11 year old played it in a concert yesterday and made a very good job of it too.
If we are into favourite violin concertos, it's Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Sibelius, Bach a minor, Elgar, Mendelssohn, Bruch( hate the slow mvt) in that order.