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Encyclopedia > Violin Concerto No. 1 (Prokofiev)

The Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, opus 19, written in 19167 by Sergei Prokofiev, is a work in three movements: Opus is a Latin word which means work (in the sense of a work of art). Some composers musical pieces are identified by opus numbers which generally run either in order of composition or in order of publication. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokof’ev; 15/April 271, 1891–March 5, 1953) was a Russian composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... In music, a movement is a large division of a larger composition or musical form. ...

  1. Andantino
  2. Scherzo: Vivacissimo
  3. Moderato - Andante

It premiered on October 18, 1923 at the Paris Opera with Marcel Darrieux playing the violin part and the Paris Opera Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. Not a success during its premiere, it has since become one of the most popular and well-loved concerti around. The composer Igor Stravinsky, who did not like Prokofiev's music in general, admired this concerto. A scherzo (plural scherzi) is a name given to a piece of music or a movement from a larger piece such as a symphony. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Opéra National de Paris is the leading opera company of France. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: ́Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, Igor Fëdorovič Stravinskij) (born June 17, 1882, Lomonosov, Russia; died April 6, 1971, New York City) was a Russian-born composer. ...


The work opens ethereally, gains momentum and becalms; this describes both the opening movement, and the piece taken as a whole. The three movements begin in D major, E minor and G minor, and the work closes in a manner similar to that of the opening movement, seeming to climb peacefully. The concerto is scored for moderate-sized orchestra with a small percussion section. D major is a major scale based on D, consisting of the pitches D, E, F#, G, A, B, C# and D. Its key signature consists of two sharps. ... E minor is a musical minor scale based on the note E, consisting of the pitches E, F#, G, A, B, C, D# and E . ... G minor is a minor scale based on G, consisting of the pitches G, A, B-flat, C, D, E-flat, F, and G (natural minor scale). ...


External links

  • More on the History of the Concerto, from a Program Note
  • Prokofiev.org page on Concerto
  • Free recording by the Columbia University Orchestra.
Concertos by Sergei Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No. 1 | Piano Concerto No. 2 The term concerto (plural is concerti or concertos) usually refers to a musical work in which one solo instrument is contrasted with an orchestra. ... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokof’ev; 15/April 271, 1891–March 5, 1953) was a Russian composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... Image File history File links Sergei_Prokofiev. ... Sergey Prokofiev set about composing his Piano concerto No. ... Sergei Prokofiev set to work on his Piano Concerto No. ...


Piano Concerto No. 3 | Piano Concerto No. 4 Sergei Prokofiev wrote his Piano Concerto No. ... Sergey Prokofievs Piano Concerto No. ...


Piano Concerto No. 5 | Piano Concerto No. 6 The last complete piano concerto by Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. ... Sergey Prokofiev did not manage to compose more than a few bars of his Piano Concerto No. ...


Violin Concerto No. 1 | Violin Concerto No. 2 The Violin Concerto No. ...


Cello Concerto | Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Sergei Prokofievs Symphony-Concerto in E minor (sometimes also called Sinfonia Concertante), is a large-scale work for cello and orchestra. ...


Cello Concertino


 
 

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