The concerto was composed for the violinist Fritz Kreisler, who gave the premiere in London in 1910, with the composer conducting. Plans by the recording company His Master's Voice to record the work with Kreisler and Elgar fell through, and the composer made a recording with the teenaged Yehudi Menuhin that has remained in the catalogues since its first release in 1932.

Date of composition 1910 (1905-1910)
First published 1910
Type Concerto
Tonality B Minor
Catalogue Op. 61
Instruments Violin - Solo ;
Autotranslations beta Edward Elgar: Concerto pour violon en si mineur, Op. 61
Edward Elgar: Concerto per violino in si minore, Op. 61
Edward Elgar: Konzert für Violine h-moll, Op. 61