Classical Post – Utah Symphony to Release All-Prokofiev Album in Late October

by Classical Post Team

The Utah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer are releasing a recording inspired by Prokofiev’s film scores in late October. Fueled and inspired by the only two-concert works to be based on his music for film, the recording is set to feature the symphonic suite from Lieutenant Kijé and the Alexander Nevsky cantata.

Mr. Fisher, reflecting on the recording, stated that he feels fortunate Prokofiev was such a brilliant composer.

“Today, it is so common to hear film music in the concert hall that we almost take it for granted, but all traditions must begin somewhere, and Prokofiev was the first real pioneer in this area,” he said. “How fortunate we are that such a brilliant composer of symphonies, sonatas, and so forth also showed us the possibilities for film music to be transformed into a powerful live experience inside the concert hall. We at the Utah Symphony are thrilled to document such early works in this tradition!”

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