Sergei Prokofiev began work on his Symphony No. 1 in D major (Op. 25) in 1916, but wrote most of it in 1917, finishing work on September 10. It is written in loose imitation of the style of Haydn (and to a lesser extent, Mozart), and is widely known as the Classical Symphony, a name given to it by the composer. It premiered on April 21, 1918 in Petrograd, conducted by Prokofiev himself, and has become one of his most popular and beloved works.

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Upcoming BBC Events featuring Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Classical'

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: Sakari Oramo conducts Håkan Hardenberger in Haydn's Trumpet Concerto
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9fbc8
Barbican, London
2019-11-08T22:22:07
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