Sir William Walton’s Cello Concerto Premiered on This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sir William Walton's Cello Concerto premiered on this day in 1957

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Sir William Walton‘s Cello Concerto premiered on this day in 1957.

The first performance was given by Russian-born American virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra – under the baton of Charles Munch.

It’s believed Walton regarded the concerto more favourably than his violin and viola works.

GREGOR PIATIGORSKY | WALTON CELLO CONCERTO | MALCOLM SARGENT & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1957

 

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