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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Prokofiev: Symphony no. 1 op. 25 “Classical” – Celibidache

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Symphony no. 1 in D major “Classical – The symphony is in four movements, and lasts only about ten to fifteen minutes:

  1. Allegro
  2. Larghetto
  3. GavottaNon troppo allegro
  4. Finale: Molto vivace

Münchner Philharmoniker

Sergiu Celibidache  Recorded in 1988

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.[1] 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,[1] and has become one of his most popular and beloved works.


Sergey Prokofiev – Lieutenant Kijé

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Lieutenant Kijé, filmic music (1933)

I. The Birth of Kijé
II. Romance
III. Kijé’s Wedding
IV. Troyka
V. The Burial of Kijé

Cleveland Orchestra
George Szell