A first recording of this Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra was released 10 years ago on the Treesong album. This welcome new recording is the second of three exclusives with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra directed by Leonard Slatkin. The first release back in October was a Horn Concerto requiring some comparison shopping. Currently the best option is on iTunes at $4.99 with an exclusive phone interview of John Williams and Leonard Slatkin.
For this Concerto for Violin & Orchestra however, Amazon is the way to go at $5.99 in MP3 format, encoded at an average variable bitrate of 224 kbps. iTunes is at $9.99 with no exclusive or bonus content.
This album is available in the U.S. only.