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Work: Alexander Nevsky, Op.78

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ComposerProkofiev, Sergei (1891-1953)
Period20th century
Year1938
Work typeChoral
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MadridMúsica bajo sospecha, 4

Música bajo sospecha, 4
Rossini, Respighi, Prokofiev
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Vassily Sinaisky; Olesya Petrova; Miguel Borrego

StockholmProkofiev x 2

Prokofiev x 2
Prokofiev
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Olga Borodina; Roland Pöntinen; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
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Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin spice up their repertoire

Daniel Barenboim and Anita Rachvelishvili © Daniel Dittus
A concerto was the sandwich, and a very fine one too, but no overture and no symphony: who else would have married Skalkottas and Prokofiev with Mozart's last piano concerto?
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Royal Choral Society impresses with Russian music

Natalya Romaniw © Patrick Allen, Opera Omnia
Intended to signify the contribution of Russian music to the Western canon, the Royal Choral Society gave admirable performances of two major choral works, rarely heard in Winchester Cathedral.
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A haunting, poignant Proms opener

Sol Gabetta © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
After a stirring Marseillaise, a sombre mood hung over the first half of this Proms season opener, with Sol Gabetta's lyrical, intimate Elgar. 
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Russia on the brink of war: Nelsons and BSO

© Marco Borggreve
Andris Nelsons and Boston Symphony Orchestra concludes their three concert series at Carnegie Hall with works by two Russian composers. 
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Edinburgh International Festival: Opening concert with the RSNO, Gergiev and Daniil Trifonov

The opening concert of the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival was a Scottish-Russian collaboration. The RSNO, the home team on home turf, featured two Russian soloists, all under the baton (or, more accurately, the open hands) of Valery Gergiev at Usher Hall.
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