Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D, Beethoven's own arrngement from the Violin Concerto.
Less well-known is the fact that soon after the first performance of the Violin Concerto, Beethoven produced an arrangement of the solo part for piano, modifying the violin part slightly in the process. When the work was first published, it was as a concerto for violin or piano. Worth noting is that although Beethoven did not compose any cadenzas for the violin, he did so for the piano version. The one for the first movement is especially striking, in that it includes a part for timpani, reminding us of the timpani solo that begins the entire work