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Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Lt. Kijé / Casadesus, et al

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> Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 - I. Russia under the Mongolian Yoke
> Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 - II. Song about Alexander Nevsky
> Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 - III. The Crusaders in Pskov
> Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 - IV. Arise, Ye Russian People
> Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 - V. The Battle on the Ice
> Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 - VI. The Field of Death
> Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 - VII. Alexander’s Entry into Pskov
> Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60 - I. The Birth of Kije
> Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60 - II. Romance
> Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60 - III. Kije's Wedding
> Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60 - IV. Troika
> Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60 - V. The Burial of Kije

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Composed as a soundtrack for Eisenstein's film of the same name, 'Alexander Nevsky,' a dramatization of the thirteenth-century conflict between the Russian people and Teutonic invaders, struck a resounding chord in the Soviet Union at a time when war with Hitler's Germany seemed inevitable. In 1939 Prokofiev re-arranged the score as a cantata for concert performance, and the work soon established itself as one of the most popular Russian choral works of the twentieth century. Perhaps Prokofiev's most popular work, the Suite from 'Lieutenant Kije' is taken from incidental music for a satirical film which follows the fortunes of a fictitious officer, the creation of a bureaucratic blunder.



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>Prokofiev, Sergei : Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
  • Performer: Ewa Podles (Alto)
  • Conductor: Jean-Claude Casadesus
  • Ensemble: Latvian State Academic Choir
  • Running Time: 37 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1938
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
  • Conductor: Jean-Claude Casadesus
  • Ensemble: Lille National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 18 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1933-1934
  • Studio/Live: Live