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The Resource Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Kevin Bartig

Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Kevin Bartig

Label
Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky
Title
Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Bartig
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Audiences have long enjoyed Sergei Prokofiev's musical score for Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 film Alexander Nevsky. The historical epic cast a thirteenth-century Russian victory over invading Teutonic Knights as an allegory of contemporary Soviet strength in the face of Nazi warmongering. Prokofiev's and Eisenstenin's work proved an enormous success, both as a collaboration of two of the twentieth century's most prominent artists and as a means to bolster patriotism and national pride among Soviet audiences. Arranged as a cantata for concert performance, Prokofiev's music for Alexander Nevsky proved malleable, its meaning reconfigured to suit different circumstances and times. Author Kevin Bartig draws on previously unexamined archival materials to follow Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky from its inception through the present day. He considers the music's genesis as well as the suprisingly different ways it has engaged listeners over the past eighty years, from its beginnings as state propaganda in the 1930s, to showpiece for high-fidelity recording in the 1950s, to open-air concert favorite in the post-Soviet 1990s. -- from back cover
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bartig, Kevin
Dewey number
781.5/42092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.P865
LC item number
B37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford keynotes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prokofiev, Sergey
  • Prokofiev, Sergey
Label
Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Kevin Bartig
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223123537129
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins, advantages, anxieties -- Creating a blockbuster -- The Thirteenth century in sounds -- Nevsky goes to war -- From hot war to Cold war -- Nevsky after the USSR
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 161 pages
Isbn
9780190269562
Lccn
2017006985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)973810033
Label
Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Kevin Bartig
Publication
Bar code
31223123537129
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins, advantages, anxieties -- Creating a blockbuster -- The Thirteenth century in sounds -- Nevsky goes to war -- From hot war to Cold war -- Nevsky after the USSR
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 161 pages
Isbn
9780190269562
Lccn
2017006985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)973810033

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