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