Here's a great rendition of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, recorded in 1990 at the Gasteig Philharmonic Hall in Munich, Germany. The soloist is the then-sixteen-year-old Maxim Vengerov, and the conductor of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra is Pavel Kogan.
I've always thought that Tchaikovsky, in particular, sounds best when played by a Russian orchestra, conductor and soloist. There's something about his music that draws out the national character, I suspect. At any rate, this was a rousing performance.