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.
Performances & Interviews
- Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 'Classical'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01slvgc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01slvgc.jpg2014-05-03T12:50:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood and the BBC CO explore the world of Prokofiev's Classical Symphony.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ygz23
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 'Classical'Charles Hazlewood and the BBC CO explore the world of Prokofiev's Classical Symphony.
- Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 'Classical'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01tcyz4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01tcyz4.jpg2014-07-09T10:19:00.000ZIn this Proms Music Guide, Sarah Walker talks about Prokofiev's Symphony No.1 in C.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p022h5bt
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 'Classical'In this Proms Music Guide, Sarah Walker talks about Prokofiev's Symphony No.1 in C.