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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Robert Russell Bennett, 1956)

Bernard Herrmann, London Symphony Orchestra
Louis Kaufman, violin
Recorded May 19, 1956

Album cover cues

Violin Concerto in A Major (Robert Russell Bennett)
  1. Allegro Moderato
  2. Andante Moderato
  3. Vivace
  4. Allegro non troppo vivo

[Rec. all]
LP: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Robert Russell Bennett, 1956)
Citadel CT-6005

[Rec. all]
LP: Works for Violin
Musical Heritage Society MHS 3974
with Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Hexapoda (both Bennett with Annette Kaufman on Piano)
liner notes by Tony Thomas
images: large cover


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CD: Harris/Bennett ... (1989)
Bay Cities BCD-1008
with Symphony for Band ("West Point"), Prelude and Fugue for String Orchestra, Chorale for String Orchestra (all Roy Harris)



From the liner notes of the MHS LP:
"The concerto was recorded in London the day after a Royal Festival Hall performance. The tape was used for a BBC broadcast, and possibly broadcast elsewhere, but did not, as planned, appear as a recording. Just why is not entirely clear. The project was set aside and mostly forgotten, until Bernard Herrmann, shortly before his death, asked Louis Kaufman if he knew of any copies of the tape. Kaufman remembered he had one and with Herrmann's encouragement the project came alive again."

The Citadel LP was probably released in the 1970's, and the MHS LP was probably released in the late 1970's.

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