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