William Walton’s Viola Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1929 – 87 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton's Viola Concerto premiered on this day in 1929 – 87 years ago

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William Walton‘s Viola Concerto premiered on this day in 1929 – 87 years ago.

The first performance was given by violist Paul Hindemith – with Walton conducting.

The work’s structure is believed to have been based on Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto.

WILLIAM PRIMROSE | WALTON VIOLA CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | SIR WILLIAM WALTON CONDUCTING

 

 

FREDERICK RIDDLE | WALTON VIOLA CONCERTO | SIR WILLIAM WALTON & LSO | 1937

 

 

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