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Sergei Prokofiev's Cello Concerto Premiered in 1938

The piece is the precursor to the piece now known as Sinfonia Concertante Op. 125

Sergei Prokofiev's Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938.

The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the USSR State Symphony Orchestra – conducted by Lev Berezovsky. The work was later revised, by the composer, into what is now known as the 'Sinfonia Concertante' Op. 125.

Prokofiev's other signature works include 5 piano concertos, 9 piano sonatas, 7 symphonies, ballets "Romeo and Juliet," "Cinderella," and "The Love for Three Oranges," 2 violin concertos, and 2 violin and piano sonatas.

 

PROKOFIEV | CELLO CONCERTO IN E MINOR | 1ST MVT | JANOS STARKER | WALTER SUSSKIND & THE PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA | 1956

 

 

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