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Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky; Lieutenant Kije

3 Ratings: 5.0
An album by André Previn, Christine Cairns, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sergey Prokofiev
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Quick Tip by . April 22, 2011
Nevsky is stirring, Kije is some of the world's most cheerful and uplifting music, although you might not expect that from the libretto.
review by . December 02, 2006
posted in Music Matters
André Previn knows his way around these two very fine Prokofiev works, each being extracted from film scores yet from very different mindsets of the composer. 'Alexander Nevsky' was first supported by Stalin when it was written/filmed (perhaps explaining why the score is less 'modern' than most of Prokofiev's works), then withdrawn as inappropriate while WW II was brewing and finally returning as a national anthem when the Germans invaded Russia in 1941. It is that kind of a work - much Russian …
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Label: Telarc
Release Date: October 25, 1990

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