Eisensteinís Alexander Nevsky

Screening of Sergei Eisenstein's film with live accompaniment of Prokofiev's score.

9 February 2013 / 19:30

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Alexander Nevsky film score

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins conductor
BBC Symphony Chorus

Pre-concert talk, 6.30-7pm, Hall

Chaired by film-maker David Thompson, conductor Martyn Brabbins and author John Riley discuss Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky.

The BBC Symphony Orchestraís film events are always popular, and this presents one of the great collaborations of all time Ė Prokofievís coruscating score to Eisensteinís 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 itís 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 will last approximately 2 hours with no interval

Please note that as this is a film screening, latecomers may not be admitted.

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Part of All classical music events - 2012Ė2013 season
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012Ė2013

Produced by the Barbican in association with the BBC SO


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