William Walton Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 – 77 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 77 years ago

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William Walton Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 77 years ago.

The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with the Cleveland Orchestra – conducted by Artur Rodzinski.

The 3 movement concerto was composed for Heifetz – who commissioned the work.

JASCHA HEIFETZ | WILLIAM WALTON | VIOLIN  CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | SIR WILLIAM WALTON & PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA 

 

KYUNG WHA CHUNG | WALTON VIOLIN CONCERTO | ANDRE PREVIN & PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA 

 

JAMES EHNES | WALTON VIOLIN CONCERTO | THOMAS SONDERGARD & BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES

 

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