Dover reprint of 1921 Hawkes & Sons edition. A product of Prokofiev's early maturity, the Violin Concerto was described by the composer himself as representing a "softening of temper" from the tone of his early works-despite the fact that it was completed in 1917, amid the tumult of the October Revolution. Developed from a single movement into a three-part concerto for violin and orchestra, this work begins and ends in meditative, lyrical moods with a lively scherzo in between, highlighted by virtuoso passages that make it a showcase for performers. 115 pages. Full score only - parts not included.