View Full Version : ALEXANDER NEVSKY film score by PROKOFIEV

06-27-2007, 05:58 PM
Arguably, the greatest collaboration of filmmaker and composer was that of Sergei Eisenstein and Sergei Prokofiev on the film “Alexander Nevsky.” This was Eisenstein’s first sound film (1938) and he invited Prokofiev to write the score. Prokofiev had just made a trip to Hollywood, spending a considerable amount of time on the Walt Disney sound stages (remember “Peter & The Wolf?”), and had even been offered a job to join Tiomkin, Rozsa, Steiner and Korngold in the pantheon of Hollywood film composers.

What is musically important about the stunning success of Alexander Nevsky is that it is a true collaboration of composer and director wherein the music became an organic part of the film experience.

Ironically, the best film score ever written was probably one of the worst ever recorded. Partly because Prokofiev decided to experiment with the industry’s new soundstage recording techniques, the soundtrack was a disaster.

Fortunately we have a modern reconstruction with state of the art equipment, reproducing the magnificence of “what is probably the greatest film score ever written.” From the St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Yuri Temirkanov here is the first complete recording and a new 320kps rip of


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06-27-2007, 06:42 PM
last thing i would expect to see here, really...

but it's a definite DL, great thanks for the upload

06-29-2007, 03:36 AM
Thanks. Love this one. Very powerful!

10-29-2007, 12:25 PM
thanks for uploading this soundtrack :)

10-29-2007, 03:46 PM
Oh yes, yes yes... This is MAGNIFICENT. If you're in the slightest bit interested in film, television, game, or any other kind of media music, you really need to listen to Alexander Nevsky. Its influence is still heard today.

Particularly if you enjoy the film scores of James Horner, you'll find Nevsky VERY interesting indeed... ;)

10-29-2007, 10:55 PM
Made of win, sir. Made of win.

11-21-2010, 10:46 PM
Even if you never see the movie, even if you don't know squat about who the composer is, even if you don't think you like symphonic music, LISTEN TO THIS ONE! And tangotreats is right. Horner learned some of his chops from listening to Nevsky.

11-22-2010, 05:24 PM
Thanks a lot!

11-22-2010, 09:16 PM
This is beyond superb! I loved Prokofiev anyway...but...WOW...this is really something! Thank you thank you thank you!!

11-22-2010, 10:02 PM
thanks! Do you have lossless?

JJ Sparks
11-23-2010, 04:09 AM
great score... listen to this and then listen to star trek: the wrath of khan, very inspired
thanks for the preview...

12-04-2010, 02:36 AM
thank for this one

12-05-2011, 07:15 PM
What an amazing composition! Wonderful crisp recording. Amazing work. Thank you for this.

09-16-2012, 05:29 PM
The links are broken. Could you upload it one more time? thanks

09-16-2012, 07:44 PM
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Re-uploaded in MP3-320 with cover and detailed notes.

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Track list
01. Prelude [3:49]
02. The 13th Century [1:29]
03. Plescheyevo Lake (Song about Alexander Nevsky) [2:30]
04. Pskov in Flames [2:27]
05. Death to the Blasphemer! (Peregrinus expectavi) [3:18]
06. Arise, People of Russia [4:15]
07. The Teutonic Camp (Peregrinus expectavi) [2:38]
08. Nevsky's Camp: Night Before the Battle [0:55]
09. The Battle on the Ice. April 5, 1242 (Peregrinus expectavi) [6:17]
10. The Battle on the Ice. Fight for Russia [1:53]
11. The Battle on the Ice. Spears and Arrows (Peregrinus expectavi) [2:54]
12. The Battle on the Ice. The Duel with the Grand Master [1:22]
13. The Battle on the Ice. The Battle Is Won [3:32]
14. The Battle on the Ice. The Ice Breaks [1:45]
15. The Field of the Dead [5:38]
16. Pskov: Procession of the Fallen and Judgement of the Prisoners [4:11]
17. And now let's celebrate! [1:01]
18. Final Chorus [0:48]
Total time: 50:42

09-16-2012, 11:47 PM
Cannot get enough Nevsky. Thank you!

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11-06-2012, 08:08 AM
Please can anyone reupload?