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

Béla Bartók's 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 80 years ago

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Béla Bartók‘s 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 80 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.

 

KYUNG WHA CHUNG | BARTOK VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.2 | MYUNG WHUN CHUNG & SOUTHWEST GERMAN RADIO SYMPHONY

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