ON THIS DAY | Brahms Violin Concerto Premiered in 1879

The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Joseph Joachim, with the composer conducting

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Johannes Brahms

Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major Op.77 premiered on this day in 1879.

Legend has it that Henryk Wieniawski deemed the concerto "unplayable,"and that Pablo de Sarasate refused to play it, as he felt it was indignant to "stand on the rostrum, violin in hand and listen to the oboe playing the only tune in the Adagio."

 

JANINE JANSEN | BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | VALERY GERGIEV & MUNICH PHILHARMONIC

 

Brahms & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos |CD|

Jascha Heifetz, Violin

Fritz Reiner, Conductor

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: July 22, 2016

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