Benjamin Britten‘s Violin Concerto Op. 15 was premiered on this day in 1940 – 78 years ago.
The first performance was given by Spanish virtuoso Antonio Brosa with the New York Philharmonic – conducted by Sir John Barbirolli.
It’s believed Britten took inspiration and structure from Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto.
JANINE JANSEN | BRITTEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | PAAVO JÄRVI & ORCHESTRE DE PARIS