Get it for No. 2
The first concerto is pretty standard fare for romantic virtuoso composers, but the Second is a masterpiece on par with Mendelssohn, Bruch, and Dvorak. I'm not exaggerating. It has great tunes, great orchestration, and a ravishing violin part. The second subject of the first movement and the slow movement are knock-outs; the return of the "big tunes" in the finale gives this piece a nice sense of completion. A triumph! Hearing is believing.