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Britten's Violin Concerto premiered on this date in 1940 (The Strad reported the news in its May issue). Janine Jansen gives a fiery performance of this challenging work, with the Berlin Philharmonic under Daniel Harding:

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From the Archive: 78 years ago today, violinist Yvonne Astruc gave the premiere of Darius Milhaud's Concertino de Printemps. Here's what The Strad said, and you can hear a recording at:
The esteemed pedagogue Otakar Šev?ík was born on this day in 1852. He gave these thoughts on violin practice in the February 1912 issue:
Louis Kaufman comments on Baroque playing in this 1995 article

Clips from The Strad Archive

March 22, 2013

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