Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor premiered on this day in 1937 – 80 years after the composer's death.
The first performance was given by German virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff with the Berlin Philharmonic.
The work was written in 1853 for Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim - yet laid dormant in the Prussian State Library archives.
FRANK PETER ZIMMERMANN | SCHUMANN VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR | JUKKA-PEKKA SARASTE & WDR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Brahms / Schumann: Violin Concertos |CD|
Joshua Bell, Violin
Christoph von Dohnanyi, Conductor
The Cleveland Orchestra
Release Date: August 13, 1996