Prokofiev began composing his First Violin Concerto in 1915. He was very fond of the opening theme, but was busy working on his opera, The Gambler. He regretted not having more time to work on the Concerto's "pensive opening." When he got back to it, he intended to compose a "concertino" for violin and orchestra, but t...
Curated by Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Primephonic Curator