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

Camille Saint-Saëns' violin showpiece 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' premiered on this day in 1863 – 155 years ago

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Camille Saint-Saëns‘ celebrated violin showpiece ‘Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso’ premiered on this day in 1863 – 155 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.

 

JAMES EHNES | SAINT-SAENS | INTRODUCTION AND RONDO CAPRICCIOSO | PETER OUNDJIAN & TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2017

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