Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1, Fourth Movement (1917)

Although Prokofiev's First Symphony was composed in 1917, it sounds like a throwback to the type of symphony that Joseph Haydn wrote in the late 1700s — many even call it Prokofiev's "Classic" Symphony. I love the tempo Valery Gergiev establishes on this recording. He has the music sounding playful and liberated. (To read more about this symphony, go to my blog entry titled “Decorating Time with Prokofiev’s First Symphony.")

Valery Gergiev conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker