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Obra: Ivan the Terrible, Op.116

Buscador de conciertos de música clásica, óperas, espectáculos de ballet y danza
CompositorProkófiev, Serguéi (1891-1953)
PeriodoSiglo XX
Tipo de obraStage and film
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Explosive drama in Ivan the Terrible

Gérard Depardieu © Todd Rosenberg Photography
The CSO’s season-long celebration of Prokofiev’s 125th birthday had its watershed moment with the composer’s monumental score to Ivan the Terrible.

Decibel-busting Prokofiev at its most gloriously raucous

A ruthless Russian leader quelling revolt and uniting his country through waging war on its neighbours: the theme of Sergei Eisenstein’s film Ivan the Terrible, intended as a Soviet propagandist parable, raises a knowing eyebrow even today. Excerpts from Prokofiev’s score formed the bulk of this raucously enjoyable concert by the Philharmonia under Vladimir Ashkenazy, beneath a screening of key scenes from the film itself.

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform all-Prokofiev programme

This evening’s programme showed us two aspects of Prokofiev’s output – his serious concert works for the stage and on the other hand his more populist music composed for film. Both were highly exciting, colourful works, and both typical of Prokofiev in different ways.The First Violin Concerto was a curious mixture of the ethereal and rustic.