Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47 premiered on this day in 1905.
The first performance was given by Czech violinist Karel Halíř – with Richard Strauss conducting the Berlin Court Orchestra.
The work’s initial version was premiered one year earlier to disastrous reviews – before Sibelius made substantial cuts and revisions.
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR | KENT NAGANO & GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2015