William Walton’s Viola Concerto premiered on this day in 1929 – 88 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.
YURI BASHMET | WALTON VIOLA CONCERTO | GENNADY ROZHDESTVENSKY & MINISTRY OF CULTURE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1987
Bruch: Double Concerto, Walton: Viola Concerto |CD|
Andre Previn & Neemi Jarvi
London Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: November 9, 1998