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Antonin Dvořák’s ‘Serenade for Strings’ Premiered On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák’s 'Serenade for Strings in E major' Op 22 premiered on this day in 1876 – 141 years ago. The first performance was given...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881 – 136 years ago. The first performance was given by Russian...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the...

Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Premiered On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Op. 78 premiered on this day in 1879 - in Bonn. A much loved standard in today's...

Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio For Strings’ Premiered On This Day in 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Samuel Barber’s 'Adagio for Strings' premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was conducted by Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The highly-emotive...

György Ligeti Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

György Ligeti Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1990. The first performance was given by German-Bulgarian virtuoso Saschko Gawriloff. The 5 movement work, representative of the composer's...

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 Premiered On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99 premiered on this day in 1955 - 62 years ago. The first performance was...

Stravinsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1931 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Igor Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D premiered on this day in 1931 – 86 years ago. The first performance was given by Samuel Dushkin -...

Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor’ Premiered On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor' Op. 20 premiered on this day in 1896. The first performance was given in Antwerp, Belgium –...

Debussy’s Violin Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1917 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Claude Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor premiered on this day in 1917 – 100 years ago. The first performance was given by violinist Gaston...

Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane” Premiered On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Maurice Ravel’s showpiece "Tzigane" premiered on this day in 1924 - 93 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi, in...

VC WEB BLOG | Brinton Averil Smith – ‘Reviving the Lost Castelnuovo-Tedesco Cello Concerto’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith – who will later this week give only the 2nd performance in...

Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1987 - in New York City. The first performance was given by American soloist Paul...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Andres Cardenes – “Preparing for the Premiere of a New Work” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cuban-born violinist Andres Cardenes - who last month premiered a new violin concerto written for him by Venezuelan-born composer...

Dvořák’s Four ‘Romantic Pieces’ Op. 75 Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák's four 'Romantic Pieces' Op. 75 premiered on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. The first performance was given by Czech violinist...

Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto Op. 15 was premiered on this day in 1940 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Spanish...

Bartok’s 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bela Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 78 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Zoltán Székely...

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82 premiered on this day in 1905 – 112 years ago. The first performance was given by...

William Walton Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 – 77 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with the Cleveland...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881– 135 years ago. The first performance was given by Russian virtuoso...

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Premiered On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63 premiered on this day in 1935. The first performance was given by French virtuoso...

Sibelius Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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 –...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Robert David Coleman ‘>Cut-up<' [VIDEO]

17 year old Japanese violinist, Ayana Tsuji performing British composer Robert David Coleman's newly-premiered work '>Cut-up< for Solo Violin’. Commissions by the Joseph Joachim International...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer, David Ludwig – ‘Pale Blue Dot’ for String Quartet [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia-based Dover Quartet performing the world premiere performance of acclaimed American composer David Ludwig's 'Pale Blue Dot' for String Quartet. Commissioned by Caramoor - and recorded...