Get this from a library! Lieutenant Kije op. [Sergey Prokofiev]. Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé music was originally written to accompany the film of the .. “Prokofiev’s score for the film Lieutenant Kijé ahead of its time”. Sergei Prokofiev’s first film score, written in for one of the earliest Soviet sound features, is today one of the most celebrated of that era.

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Beginning in the s, Prokofiev became one of the first composers of international repute to write music for films. Archived from the original on 16 August Orchestra piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, tenor saxophone, 2 bassoons 4 horns, 2 trumpets 1st also cornet3 trombones, tuba percussion 3 players cymbals, sleigh bells, triangle, bass drum, snare drum, tambourinepiano or celestaharp, strings.

His time was scheduled far into the future, he had never written music for film and he didn’t know ‘what kind of sauce’ to put on it.

Serge Prokofieff – Lieutenant Kije

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The New York Leutenant. It was Prokofiev’s first attempt at film musicand his first commission. Retrieved from ” http: For the ever popular symphonic suite, Prokofieff cut, altered and wove together these fragments into five longer movements, telling the story of the birth, adventures, marriage and eventual death of the fictitious lieutenant.

The principal melody in this movement E is taken from an old Hussar song, for lkeutenant Prokofiev provided an optional baritone part. The Los Angeles Philharmonic. Hermann Scherchen Conducts Russian Music. Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Kijs Memory of Tiresias: The Art of Fritz Reiner, Vol. Home Composers Catalogue Detail. The courtiers, lieutenwnt fear of the tsar, are forced to extend their creation’s phantom career; thus, he supposedly marries the princess Gagarinaafter which the tsar grants him lands and money and promotes him to general and commander of the army.


They inform the tsar, who duly orders the imaginary lieutenant flogged and sent to Siberia. Film scores ; Incidental music ; Theatrical Works ; Suites ; For orchestra ; Scores featuring dcore orchestra ; For voice, orchestra ; For voices with orchestra ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the baritone voice ; Russian language. The melody first appears in a slow and somewhat dissonant statement, [34] after which the pace quickens: The Nutcracker Suite; Prokofiev: Retrieved 18 July Bartig, Kevin May Note by Gerard McBurney.

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The Lives of the Great Composers. In his very first attempt at writing film-music, Prokofieff produced an out-and-out masterpiece, one of his best-loved and most bewitching scores, a feast of light-hearted and unforgettable melodies and sparkling orchestration, with a dark undertow to the music all of its own.

The Words and Music of Sting. Alexander Nevsky; Lieutenant Kije. The simplicity should not be an old-fashioned simplicity but a new simplicity”. Masterworks of 20th Century Music: The Essential Canon of Classical Music. A lavish funeral is held, with full military honours. The Invisible Art of Film Music: Archived from the original on 4 March Song of the Nightingale. Autobiography, Articles, and Reminiscences. When the Tsar becomes interested in this peculiar name, terrified officials have to invent an entire life and death for him.


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Sexy Trippy All Moods. Featured articles Articles containing Russian-language text Interlanguage link template link number CS1 maint: Czar Paul on Screen Again”. In some respects Prokofiev was a surprising choice; he was at this stage better known abroad than in the Soviet Union, and had acquired a reputation for dissonance.

The performance of the suite by Koussevitsky and kij Boston Symphony Orchestra, recorded on 78rpm discs[39] provided the only commercially available recording until the advent of the LP era in the s; [50] a broadcast performance by the Cleveland Orchestra under Fritz Reiner in December was not issued until many years later.

The original film-score consists of a fascinating sequence of very many short movements, each underlining or summing up a dramatic situation to perfection.

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Lieutenant Kijé (suite), Op.60 (Prokofiev, Sergey)

Elements iije the suite’s score have been used in several later films, and in two popular songs of the Cold War era. In the early s, when the Belgoskino studios announced their interest in making the film, Tynyanov produced a second script. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Lieutfnant the first years of the silent film erafrom the s, films were generally accompanied by live music, often improvised, provided by piano or pump organ.