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 | 1ST MVT | CHARLES MUNCH & BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

 

LAURA VAN DER HEIJEN | WALTON | CELLO CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN COMPETITION | 2012

ROBERT COHEN | WALTON | CELLO CONCERTO | ANDREW LITTON & BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

 

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