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 – 133 years ago

765
Albert Sammons Violinist

English violin virtuoso Albert Sammons was born on this day in 1886 – 133 years ago.

Largely a self-taught violinist, he is remembered particularly for his association with Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B Minor – 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 IN B MINOR  | HENRY WOOD & NEW QUEEN’S HALL ORCHESTRA | 1929 FIRST RECORDING

 

Comments

comments