Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881.
The first performance was given by Russian virtuoso Adolph Brodsky, in Vienna – conducted by Hans Richter.
Inspired by Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, the concerto is widely regarded among the most technically demanding works in the repertoire.
ITZHAK PERLMAN | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | EUGENE ORMANDY & PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA