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