Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47 premiered on this day in 1905.
The first performance was given by Czech violinist Karel Halíř – with Richard Strauss conducting the Berlin Court Orchestra.
The work’s initial version was premiered one year earlier to disastrous reviews – before Sibelius made substantial cuts and revisions.
DAVID OISTRAKH | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | GENNADY ROZHDESTVENSKY & MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MAXIM VENGROV | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2ND MVT | DANIEL BAREMBOIM & CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA