ON THIS DAY | Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1955

The four movement masterwork was composed almost a decade prior to its premiere, but was shelved due to Soviet political unrest

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Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99 premiered on this day in 1955.

The first performance was given by David Oistrakh, with conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky and the Leningrad Philharmonic.

 

VADIM REPIN | SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1 IN A MINOR | PAAVO JARVI & ORCHESTRE DE PARIS

 

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto, Op. 99; Cello Concerto Op. 107 |CD|

David Oistrakh

Mstislav Rostropovich

Release Date: June 16, 1998

Sony Classical / Masterworks Heritage