ON THIS DAY | Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1923

Prokofiev composed the concerto's opening melody in 1915 during his love affair with Nina Mescherskay, and sort inspiration for the work within Karol Szymanowski's ‘Myths'

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Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiere

Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923.

The first performance was given by violinist Marcel Darrieux, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky and The Paris Opera.

 

ITZHAK PERLMAN | PROKOFIEV VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MAJOR | GENNADY ROZHDESTVENSKY & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1980