NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Recently Re-Discovered Johan Halvorsen (b.1864) Violin Concerto [NEW-AGAIN]

Lost for over a century, the 22 minute Violin Concerto of Johan Halvorsen (b. 1864) was recently re-premiered in July 2016 by violinist Henning Kraggerud

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Johan Halvorsen Violin Concerto

Lost for over a century after its original low-key premiere in 1909, the 22 minute Violin Concerto of Johan Halvorsen (b. 1864) was re-premiered in July 2016 by Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud and the International Musicological Society.

During his lifetime, Halvorsen composed over 30 operas, 3 symphonies and a number of Norwegian rhapsodies, but was notorious for burning and destroying his own compositions during bouts of low self-esteem.

HENNING KRAGGERUD | JOHAN HALVORSEN | VIOLIN CONCERTO | SANTTU-MATTIAS ROUVALI & BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2016

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