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Alexander Nevsky

Author: Sergei EisensteinD VasilʹevSergey ProkofievI︠U︡ TemirkanovNikolaĭ Konstantinovich CherkasovAll authors
Publisher: New York : BMG Music, 1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : RussianView all editions and formats
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Created as a propaganda piece in Stalinist Russia to raise the fears of the Russian populace about the threat of a German invasion, this artistic masterpiece tells the story of Russia's great hero Alexander Nevsky who united the peasants of Russia in 1242 to defeat invading Teutonic knights. The film had some of the most thrilling battle scenes ever made and music that went to the depth of every Russian soul. Fifty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Drama
Named Person: Alexander, Grand Duke of Vladimir; Alexander, Grand Duke of Vladimir
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sergei Eisenstein; D Vasilʹev; Sergey Prokofiev; I︠U︡ Temirkanov; Nikolaĭ Konstantinovich Cherkasov; BMG Music.
OCLC Number: 36384276
Language Note: In Russian with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1938.
Credits: Directed by Sergei Eisenstein and Dmitri Vasilev ; written by Sergei Eisenstein and Pyotr Pavlenko ; music by Sergei Prokofiev.
Cast: Nikolai Cherkassov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Alexander Abrikosov.
Performer(s): St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra ; Yuri Temirkanov, conductor ; Evgenia Gorohovskaya, mezzo-soprano.
Event notes: Soundtrack for 1994 release recorded on March 16-17, 1993, in Philharmonia Hall, St. Peterburg.
Description: 1 videocassette (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Aleksandr Nevskii
Alexandre Nevsky
Responsibility: a Mosfilm Studio presentation.

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Created as a propaganda piece in Stalinist Russia to raise the fears of the Russian populace about the threat of a German invasion, this artistic masterpiece tells the story of Russia's great hero Alexander Nevsky who united the peasants of Russia in 1242 to defeat invading Teutonic knights. The film had some of the most thrilling battle scenes ever made and music that went to the depth of every Russian soul. Fifty years after the film was first released its score was recreated for full symphonic orchestra and chorus.

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