Scottish Violist William Primrose Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982 – aged 77

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William Primrose

Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982 – aged 77.

A protege of Eugène Ysaÿe, Maestro Primrose is remembered as one of the pre-eminent viola virtuosi of all time.

He gave the premiere performance of Bartók’s Viola Concerto and Benjamin Britten’s ‘Lachrymae’ – and the first recording of Hector Berlioz’s ‘Harold in Italy’.

WILLIAM PRIMROSE | PAGANINI | CAPRICE NO. 24 (ARR. VIOLA & PIANO)

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