ON THIS DAY | Violist William Primrose Died in 1982

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

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William Primrose Viola Virtuoso Cover

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

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)