Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
Schott - ED2190
- Composer: Igor Stravinsky
- Format: Solo Part with Piano Reduction
- Instrumentation: Violin, Piano Reduction
- ISMN: 979-000103633-7
- Size: 9.1 x 11.9 inches
- Pages: 56
Igor Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D is a neoclassical violin concerto in four movements, composed in the summer of 1931 and premiered on October 23, 1931. It lasts approximately twenty minutes. The Violin Concerto was commissioned by Blair Fairchild, an American composer, diplomat, and the patron of the young Polish violinist Samuel Dushkin.
The work was premiered on October 23, 1931 in Berlin, being broadcast, with Dushkin playing the violin and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stravinsky himself. Dushkin also gave the work's first US performance in January 1932, with Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He also made the first recording of the piece in 1935, with Stravinsky conducting the Orchestre Lamoureux.