Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923 – 93 years ago

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Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923 – 93 years ago.

The first performance was given by violinist Marcel Darrieux with the Paris Opera – conducted by Serge Koussevitzky.

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’.

 

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS | PROKOFIEV | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1 | VALERY GERGIEV & MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA 

 

VADIM REPIN | PROKOFIEV | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1 | VALERY GERGIEV & LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

 

 

 

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