Piatigorsky Plays Walton – World Premier – 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Walton Cello Concerto Premier – 1957
A world premier this weekend – this time from Sir William Walton and the first performance ever of his Cello Concerto, featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Munch with the concerto’s dedicatee, Gregor Piatigorsky, Cello.
The performance was recorded live on January 28, 1957 – and from the sound of the audience, it was a howling success.
And if you wondered who played it first – here it is.