American Violinist Albert Spalding Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding died on this day in 1953 - aged 64

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Albert Spalding

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding died on this day in 1953 – aged 64.

He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State University – and is remembered in history for having given the premiere performance in 1941 of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto.

 

ALBERT SPALDING | BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO | EUGENE ORMANDY & THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA | WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE | 1941

 

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