Oh boy! One of my favorite works performed by someone who can play. I mean really play.
When I was a sophomore in high school, one of my music teachers hired me to put tile down in his kitchen and adjoining room. I was to get the tidy sum of $100. I knew geometry pretty well and could put down those crucial starting squares so it went fairly quickly.
He had a great stereo system and put on a stack of records - about 1 hours worth of music ending with this concerto. It would give me some idea of time.
I didn't know it very well to start with but when I finished, every measure was in my head. It still is. My left hand is pretty much a goner due to ALS and I can only dream of playing this..just a few measures. I'm not jealous over Juja Wang being able to manage it with so much ease as her talent comes along almost never in a century. There is nothing she can do that I was every able to do so that's that but when I see hands so dexterous that they seem like extensions of her brain...well....I can dream a bit.....and I can listen and watch to my mind's content.