Sir William Walton‘s Cello Concerto premiered on this day in 1957.
The first performance was given by Russian-born American virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra – under the baton of Charles Munch.
It’s believed Walton regarded the concerto more favourably than his violin and viola works.
GREGOR PIATIGORSKY | WALTON CELLO CONCERTO | MALCOLM SARGENT & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1957
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