'Alexander Nevsky': Film with Live Orchestra
Sat Feb 9 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Jan 25 2013
Prokofiev's 'Alexander Nevsky' film score.
BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus under Martyn Brabbins present Prokofiev's mighty score to Sergei Eisenstein's film 'Alexander Nevsky'.
(It is said that the director was so impressed with the precision with which Prokofiev captured each mood, he encouraged him to write the music first for some parts. The epic tale of the medieval prince defeating the Teutonic knights on a frozen lake was particularly welcomed by the Soviet authorities in 1939, but it's proved to be a timeless classic. The BBC Symphony Chorus provides the rich, rousing choruses while a mezzo-soprano soloist gives voice to the heart of the story in her poignant song as she searches for rival suitors on the field of the dead.)
The performance last two hours without interval.