British violinist Albert Sammons died on this day in 1957 – aged 71.
Largely self-taught, Mr Sammons is remembered in history for his close association with Elgar’s Violin Concerto – a work he championed and performed more than 100 times.
He passed away after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
ALBERT SAMMONS | ELGAR | VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | SIR HENRY WOOD & NEW QUEEN’S HALL ORCHESTRA | 1929
Great Violinists: Albert Sammons
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: June 17, 2003