British Violinist Albert Sammons Died On This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Albert Sammons died on this day in 1957 – aged 71

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Albert Sammons Violin Violinist Cover

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

Albert Sammons

Hamilton Harty

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Release Date: June 17, 2003

Naxos

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