Prokofiev‘s Cello ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ Premiered on this Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev‘s 'Sinfonia Concertante' Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 125 premiered on this day in 1952

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Sergei Prokofiev‘s Sinfonia Concertante in E Minor Op. 125 premiered on this day in 1952.

The first performance was given by legendary cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich – with conductor Sviatoslav Richter and the USSR State Symphony Orchestra.

A first working of the virtuosic cello concerto was originally premiered in 1938 as Op. 58 – before being heavily revised by the composer and re-premiered again in its current form 14 years later.

 

JANOS STARKER | PROKOFIEV | SINFONIA CONCERTANTE | GENNADI ROZDFESTVENSKY & USSR RADIO & TELEVISION ORCHESTRA

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