William Walton’s Viola Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton’s Viola Concerto premiered on this day in 1929 – 88 years ago

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Walton Viola Concerto Premiere

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|

Yuri Bashmet

Andre Previn & Neemi Jarvi

London Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: November 9, 1998

RCA Legacy

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