Saint-Saëns’ ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ Premiered On This Day in 1863 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns' celebrated violin showpiece 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' premiered on this day in 1863

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Camille Saint-Saëns‘ celebrated violin showpiece Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso premiered on this day in 1863 – 156 years ago.

The first performance was given by the then 19-year-old Spanish virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate.

The 9-minute bravura work is a cornerstone of today’s recital and competition repertoire.

 

IVRY GITLIS | SAINT-SAENS | INTRODUCTION & RONDO CAPRICCIOSO 

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