Beethoven's violin concerto is a great old warhorse, and every violinist of any merit will play it. Itzhak Perlman's version is the absolute best version I have ever heard. I would query the sound of the BPO under Barenboim. They seem to have lost the instantly recognisable quality of sound that they once had. Even so, this is an essential buy to any Beethoven or violin lover.
This is a beautiful recording of an amazing piece of music. I am not an expert by any means - and am not a musician but I think I have a good ear - and I am highly susceptible and greatly moved by performances like this - that like the existence of fruit - to a non-believer like me, goes someway to prove the existence of god.