Philip Glass‘ Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1987 – in New York City.
The first performance was given by American soloist Paul Zukofsky and the American Composers Orchestra.
Dedicated to Glass’ late father, the work was his first full-scale venture into orchestral composing.
GIDON KREMER | PHILIP GLASS | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | CHRISTOPH VON DOHNANYI & VIENNA PHILHARMONIC