Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910.
The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler – with Elgar conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society of London, Elgar said of the work: “It’s good! Awfully emotional! Too emotional … but I love it!”
TASMIN LITTLE | ELGAR VIOLIN CONCERTO | SIR ANDREW DAVIS & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ITZHAK PERLMAN | ELGAR VIOLIN CONCERTO | DANIEL BARENBOIM & CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA