Anne-Sophie plays her violin with ultimate fury, the sound is forced and the interpretation forceful. Second movement is beautiful. Karajan is the worse accompanist conductor ever, the orchestra is all over the place. Tempi horribly slow.
If you want Anne-Sophie Mutter, get Beethoven Violin Sonatas, just heaven. If you want the concerto, Zukerman with Mehta, perfect in all senses. If Karajan, get Beethoven ninth and all the romantic and german repertoire. But Tchaik, Mutter and Karajan together didn't rock whatsoever. Bah!