ON THIS DAY | British Violinist Albert Sammons Died in 1957

Sammons is known as a largely self-taught violinist who nevertheless achieved a high degree of technical prowess

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Largely self-taught, 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 also contributed in the writing process and premiere of a violin concerto by Frederick Delius.

Later in his life, he taught privately at the Royal College of Music in London.

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

Albert Sammons

Hamilton Harty

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Release Date: June 17, 2003

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