English Violinist Albert Sammons was Born on This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English violin virtuoso Albert Sammons was born on this day in 1886 – 132 years ago

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Albert Sammons Violinist

English violin virtuoso Albert Sammons was born on this day in 1886 – 132 years ago.

Largely a self-taught violinist, he is remembered particularly for his association with Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto – a work he championed, recorded twice and performed publicly more than 100 times.

Dying in 1957, he premiered a number of new works including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ ‘Phantasy’ String Quartet – and Frederick Delius’s Violin Concerto and Violin Sonata.

 

ALBERT SAMMONS | ELGAR VIOLIN CONCERTO | HENRY WOOD & NEW QUEEN’S HALL ORCHESTRA | 1929

 

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