Bartok’s 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bela Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 78 years ago

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Bela Bartok‘s 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 78 years ago.

The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Zoltán Székely with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

The three movement work, written in the Hungarian Verbunkos style, employs a distinct twelve-tone influence – and is a much respected standard in today’s concert and competition repertoire.

 

FRANK PETER ZIMMERMAN | BARTOK | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.2 | 1ST MVT | JOSEP PONS & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF SPAIN

 

VICTORIA MULLOVA | BARTOK | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.2 | DANIEL HARDING & THE MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 

 

 

KYUNG WHA CHUNG | BARTOK | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.2 | MYUNG WHUN CHUNG & SUEDWESTFUNKS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

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