Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky & Lieutenant Kijé Suite – Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer

October 19, 2019, 9:00 am

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Sergei Prokofiev was one of the giants of 20th century music. Reference Recordings is proud to present the Utah Symphony conducted by Thierry Fischer in two of his most brilliant and dramatic musical works. The music of Lieutenant Kijé was originally written as the score to the film of the same name in 1934. Prokofiev soon adapted it into a five-movement Suite, which quickly became an orchestra favorite. Then, in 1938, Prokofiev collaborated with film director Sergei Eisenstein to create the score for the film Alexander Nevsky. He later adapted much of his score into the large-scale cantata for mezzo-soprano, orchestra, and chorus.