Dimitri Chostakovitch (1906-1975)

Concerto pour violon n° 1 (1947 -1948)

in A minor, for violin and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 21 jul 1947 - 24 mar 1948
    • Duration : 36 mn
    • Publisher : Le Chant du Monde
    • Opus : 77
    • Dedication : David Féodorovitch Oïstrakh
Detailed formation
  • soloist : violin
  • 3 flutes (also 1 piccolo, 1 alto flute), 3 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, tuba, 3 percussionists, timpani, harp, celesta, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 29 October 1955
    Location :

    URSS, Léningrad, Philharmonie


    Performers :

    David Oïstrakh : violon, Orchestre philharmonique de Léningrad, direction : Evguéni Mravinski.

Table of contents

  1. Nocturne (Moderato)
  2. Scherzo (Allegro
  3. Passacaille (Andante) – Cadenza
  4. Burlesque (Allegro con brio)