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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1

Sergei Prokofiev, ca. 1918 Origin: Bain News Service. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

In 1916, critics complained that 26-year-old Sergei Prokofiev's music was too modern, too hard on the ears, and lacking a sense of history. So that summer Prokofiev left for vacation with a plan. On today's show, we'll hear Prokofiev's classically-inspired rebuttal, his Symphony No. 1, from a concert performance by the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, with Markand Thakar conducting.

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