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Prokofiev: Ivan The Terrible, Etc / Polyansky


Release Date: 11/25/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10153   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Elena KoznevaVictoria SmolnikovaLudmila KuznetsovaSergey Toptygin,   ... 
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony CappellaRussian State Symphony OrchestraRussian State Symphonic Cappella
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There are few recordings of the music for the film Ivan the Terrible, making this CD a valuable addition to the catalogue. Prokofiev never reworked his music for Ivan the Terrible and while various attempts have been made to create a concert work from the music, the present recording includes the complete score Prokofiev composed for the film. Recorded in: Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory 10-14 January 2003 Producer(s) Valeri Polyansky Sound Engineer(s) Igor Veprintsev There are few recordings of the music for the film Ivan the Terrible, making this CD a valuable addition to the catalogue. Prokofiev never reworked his music for Ivan the Terrible and while various attempts have been made to create a concert work from the music, the present recording includes the complete score Prokofiev composed for the film. Recorded in: Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory 10-14 January 2003 Producer(s) Valeri Polyansky Sound Engineer(s) Igor Veprintsev Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Elena Kozneva (Mezzo Soprano), Victoria Smolnikova (Mezzo Soprano), Ludmila Kuznetsova (Mezzo Soprano),
Sergey Toptygin (Baritone), Tatiana Zheranzhe (Alto), Vladimir Sytnik (Tenor),
Alexander Tsylinko (Bass), Mikhail Makhov (Bass)
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Cappella,  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1945; USSR 
Date of Recording: 01/2003 
Venue:  Grand Hall, Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 117 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
2. Ballad of an Unknown Boy, Op. 93 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra,  Russian State Symphonic Cappella
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1943; USSR 

Sound Samples

Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 1: Prologue: Overture
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 1: Prologue: Death of Glinskaya
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 1: Prologue: Young Ivan's March
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 1: Prologue: The Ocean - the Sea
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 1: Prologue: Shuisky and the keepers of the hounds
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 1: Prologue: Death of Glinskaya
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 2: The Coronation: Kyrie eleison
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 2: The Coronation: Sofroniev Cherubic Hymn
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 2: The Coronation: May he live forever!
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 3: The Wedding: Glorification
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 3: The Wedding: The Swan
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 3: The Wedding: The Simpleton
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 3: The Wedding: Riot
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 4: The Conquest of Kazan: Cannon are brought to Kazan
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 4: The Conquest of Kazan: Ivan's tent
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 4: The Conquest of Kazan: Tartar steppes
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 4: The Conquest of Kazan: The Artillerymen
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 4: The Conquest of Kazan: The Tartars
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 4: The Conquest of Kazan: Attack
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 4: The Conquest of Kazan: Maluyata's jealousy
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 4: The Conquest of Kazan: Kazan has fallen
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 5: Ivan's Illness: O, my soul
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 5: Ivan's Illness: O, Lord most gracious
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 5: Ivan's Illness: O, my soul
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 5: Ivan's Illness: Ivan's appeal to the Boyars
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 6: The Death of Anastasia: Anastasia's illness
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 6: The Death of Anastasia: Anastasia is poisoned
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 6: The Death of Anastasia: Eternal remembrance (liturgical chart)
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 6: The Death of Anastasia: Rest with the saints
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 6: The Death of Anastasia: Thou alone
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 6: The Death of Anastasia: Ivan at Anastasia's coffin
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 7: The Oath of the Oprichniks: Oath of the Oprichniks
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part I Scene 7: The Oath of the Oprichniks: Come back!
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II: Overture
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 8: At the Polish Court: Fanfares
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 8: At the Polish Court: Polonaise
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 8: At the Polish Court: Fanfares
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 9: Lamentation for the executed Boyars: Do not sob, Mother
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 9: Lamentation for the executed Boyars: It were better for you, Judas
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 9: Lamentation for the executed Boyars: Shuisky and the keepers of the hounds
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 10: The Fiery Furnace: Wondrous is God
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 10: The Fiery Furnace: Song of the boys
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 10: The Fiery Furnace: Song about the beaver
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 11: The Tsar's banquet and The Cathedral: Chaotic dance and Orderly dance of the Oprichniks
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 11: The Tsar's banquet and The Cathedral: Song of the Oprichniks
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 11: The Tsar's banquet and The Cathedral: O, my soul
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 11: The Tsar's banquet and The Cathedral: Song of the Oprichniks
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 11: The Tsar's banquet and The Cathedral: Chorus of the Oprichniks
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 11: The Tsar's banquet and The Cathedral: Entrance of Ivan
Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), Op. 116: Part II Scene 11: The Tsar's banquet and The Cathedral: Finale
Ballad of an Unknown Boy, Op. 93: Ballada o malchike, ostavshemsya neizvestnim (Ballad of an Unknown Boy), Op. 93

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