skip to content
Composing for the red screen : Prokofiev and Soviet film Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Composing for the red screen : Prokofiev and Soviet film

Author: Kevin Bartig
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2013
Series: The Oxford music/media series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Sound film captivated Sergey Prokofiev during the final two decades of his life: he considered composing for nearly two dozen pictures, eventually undertaking eight of them, all Soviet productions. Hollywood luminaries such as Gloria Swanson tempted him with commissions, and arguably more people heard his film music than his efforts in all other genres combined. Films for which Prokofiev composed, in particular  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Serge Prokofiev; Sergey Prokofiev; Sergueï Sergueïevitch - musique de film Prokofiev; Sergey Prokofiev
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bartig
ISBN: 9780199967599 0199967598 9780190213282 0190213280
OCLC Number: 987639450
Description: xi, 228 pages : illustrations, musique ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
New media, new means : Lieutenant Kizhe. Cinema and new simplicity ; Outlines ; Music for an absent hero ; Celluloid sound ; Skazka --
The queen of spades, the 1937 Pushkin Jubilee, and repatriation. The new simplicity and Pushkin's "True spirit" ; A silent with a soundtrack ; New music for an old tale ; Committee intervention --
The year 1938 : halcyon days in Hollywood and an unanticipated collaboration. Hollywood, part two ; Popov, Eisenstein, and Prokofiev ; Forging collaborative methods --
Alexander Nevsky and the Stalinist Museum. Epic frame, epic sound ; The "assumed vernacular" ; Prokofiev's Russians ; Stalin Prize --
The wartime films. The path to Alma-ata ; Wartime collaboration ; Authenticity versus "Patriotic resonance" ; Cosmopolitan versus Russian ; Ukrainian partisans ; Realities --
Ivan the Terrible and the Russian national tradition. Outlines ; Ivan in Russian music ; Caricatures and villainy ; Prokofiev's Ivan, Eisenstein's Gesamtkunstwerk ; Eisenstein's multivalency ; Stalin Prize revisited --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Prokofiev, "His respect for music was so great."
Series Title: The Oxford music/media series.
Responsibility: Kevin Bartig.

Abstract:

Sound film captivated Sergey Prokofiev during the final two decades of his life: he considered composing for nearly two dozen pictures, eventually undertaking eight of them, all Soviet productions.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

A long-awaited, much-needed contribution to Prokofiev studies and Soviet cinema history. In Kevin Bartig's account, Alexander Nevsky, a showcase score of enduring appeal, becomes utterly fresh, and Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/987639450> # Composing for the red screen : Prokofiev and Soviet film
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "987639450" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Topic/motion_picture_music> ; # Motion picture music
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Topic/musique_de_film> ; # Musique de film
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/781.542092/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Topic/cinema_sovietique> ; # Cinéma soviétique
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Place/soviet_union> ; # Soviet Union.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Topic/motion_picture_music_soviet_union_history_and_criticism> ; # Motion picture music--Soviet Union--History and criticism
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Topic/film_musique_de_urss_histoire_et_critique> ; # Film, Musique de--URSS--Histoire et critique
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/ML2075B372014> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Person/prokofiev_sergey_1891_1953> ; # Sergey Prokofiev
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Person/prokofiev_serguei_sergueievitch_musique_de_film> ; # Sergueï Sergueïevitch - musique de film Prokofiev
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Person/prokofiev_serge_1891_1953> ; # Serge Prokofiev
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2013" ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Person/bartig_kevin> ; # Kevin Bartig
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description "Introduction -- New media, new means : Lieutenant Kizhe. Cinema and new simplicity ; Outlines ; Music for an absent hero ; Celluloid sound ; Skazka -- The queen of spades, the 1937 Pushkin Jubilee, and repatriation. The new simplicity and Pushkin's "True spirit" ; A silent with a soundtrack ; New music for an old tale ; Committee intervention -- The year 1938 : halcyon days in Hollywood and an unanticipated collaboration. Hollywood, part two ; Popov, Eisenstein, and Prokofiev ; Forging collaborative methods -- Alexander Nevsky and the Stalinist Museum. Epic frame, epic sound ; The "assumed vernacular" ; Prokofiev's Russians ; Stalin Prize -- The wartime films. The path to Alma-ata ; Wartime collaboration ; Authenticity versus "Patriotic resonance" ; Cosmopolitan versus Russian ; Ukrainian partisans ; Realities -- Ivan the Terrible and the Russian national tradition. Outlines ; Ivan in Russian music ; Caricatures and villainy ; Prokofiev's Ivan, Eisenstein's Gesamtkunstwerk ; Eisenstein's multivalency ; Stalin Prize revisited -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Prokofiev, "His respect for music was so great."" ;
   schema:description ""Sound film captivated Sergey Prokofiev during the final two decades of his life: he considered composing for nearly two dozen pictures, eventually undertaking eight of them, all Soviet productions. Hollywood luminaries such as Gloria Swanson tempted him with commissions, and arguably more people heard his film music than his efforts in all other genres combined. Films for which Prokofiev composed, in particular those of Sergey Eisenstein, are now classics of world cinema. Drawing on newly available sources, Composing for the Red Screen examines--for the first time--the full extent of this prodigious cinematic career. Author Kevin Bartig examines how Prokofiev's film music derived from a self-imposed challenge: to compose "serious" music for a broad audience. The picture that emerges is of a composer seeking an individual film-music voice, shunning Hollywood models and objecting to his Soviet colleagues' ideologically expedient film songs. Looking at Prokofiev's film music as a whole--with well-known blockbusters like Alexander Nevsky considered alongside more obscure or aborted projects--reveals that there were multiple solutions to the challenge, each with varying degrees of success. Prokofiev carefully balanced his own populist agenda, the perceived aesthetic demands of the films themselves, and, later on, Soviet bureaucratic demands for accessibility" [Publisher description]." ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1749412617> ;
   schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc." ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Series/the_oxford_music_media_series> ; # The Oxford music/media series.
   schema:name "Composing for the red screen : Prokofiev and Soviet film" ;
   schema:productID "987639450" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199967599> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780190213282> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB4A5663> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/987639450> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Person/bartig_kevin> # Kevin Bartig
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Bartig" ;
   schema:givenName "Kevin" ;
   schema:name "Kevin Bartig" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Person/prokofiev_serge_1891_1953> # Serge Prokofiev
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1891" ;
   schema:deathDate "1953" ;
   schema:familyName "Prokofiev" ;
   schema:givenName "Serge" ;
   schema:name "Serge Prokofiev" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Person/prokofiev_sergey_1891_1953> # Sergey Prokofiev
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1891" ;
   schema:deathDate "1953" ;
   schema:familyName "Prokofiev" ;
   schema:givenName "Sergey" ;
   schema:name "Sergey Prokofiev" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Person/prokofiev_serguei_sergueievitch_musique_de_film> # Sergueï Sergueïevitch - musique de film Prokofiev
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Prokofiev" ;
   schema:givenName "Sergueï Sergueïevitch - musique de film" ;
   schema:name "Sergueï Sergueïevitch - musique de film Prokofiev" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Series/the_oxford_music_media_series> # The Oxford music/media series.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/987639450> ; # Composing for the red screen : Prokofiev and Soviet film
   schema:name "The Oxford music/media series." ;
   schema:name "The Oxford music/media series" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Topic/cinema_sovietique> # Cinéma soviétique
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cinéma soviétique" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Topic/film_musique_de_urss_histoire_et_critique> # Film, Musique de--URSS--Histoire et critique
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Film, Musique de--URSS--Histoire et critique"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Topic/motion_picture_music> # Motion picture music
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Motion picture music" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1749412617#Topic/motion_picture_music_soviet_union_history_and_criticism> # Motion picture music--Soviet Union--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Motion picture music--Soviet Union--History and criticism" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780190213282>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0190213280" ;
   schema:isbn "9780190213282" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199967599>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0199967598" ;
   schema:isbn "9780199967599" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.