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

Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923 – 94 years ago

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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 – 94 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’.

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

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