Karol Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 premiered on this day in 1922 – 94 years ago.
The first performance was given by Polish virtuoso Józef Ozimiński – in Warsaw.
Extremely progressive for its time, the work is considered to be one of the first modern violin concerti to reject traditional tonality and Romantic aesthetics.
NICOLA BENEDETTI | SZYMANOWSKI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | 2004 BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
WANDA WILKOMIRSKA | SZYMANOWSKI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | NIKLAUS WYSS & SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA