In this 1960 recording, thirty-nine year old Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux (1921-1986) performs the Tchaikovsky violin concerto in D, Op. 35. Bernard Haitink conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. This video was developed from a cassette that I purchased in the late 1970s, manufactured by Philips (Serial number 7311 067; corresponding LP, 6527 067). I had previously uploaded this recording in four separate segments.
Grumiaux recorded Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto for Philips three times: in October and November 1956 with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; in May 1960 with Haitink and the Concertgebouw Orchestra; and in September 1975 with Krenz and the New Philharmonia.
Images from the cassette cover are interspersed throughout the video; images of the actual case that hold the cassette, as well as related images, are at the video close.
Movement 1: Allegro moderato
Movement 2: Canzonetta (Andante) (17:09)
Movement 3: Finale: Allegro vivacissimo (23:22)