The prodigal son the life and work of Sergei Prokofiev

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This drama-documentary was commissioned from the Russian film maker Andrei Nekrasov. He uses a cast of Russian actors, together with archive film clips and Prokofiev's own writings, to tell the story of the composer's life and career in Russia and the West. Filmed entirely in Russia in early 1991, the film incorporates performances of a wide range of the Prokofiev's music.; Some footage in Russian with English subtitles.
Nekrasov, Andrej; Mellor, Stephen; Roberts, Edward; Glover, Julian; Quick, Diana 1946; Gergiev, Valeriĭ 1953
Leningradskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr opery i baleta imeni S.M. Kirova. Orkestr; Globos (Firm); Gosudarstvennyĭ komitet SSSR po televidenii͡u i radioveshchanii͡u; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Document Television (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
Performing Arts, Music; Music; Performing Arts; Composers Soviet Union Biography Drama; Soviet Union History
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92 minutes; color


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Creation/Production Credits

Narrators, Bob Peck, Diana Quick, Simon Russell Beale and Julian Glover. Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, conducted by Valéry Gergiev. Producer, Stephen Mellor ; film editor, Edward Roberts.
Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090194; Fedora 2 PID: umd:1830; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/1035; OCLC: ocm38261082; Catalog Key: alephsys002886364; Catalog Key: FFH 4005

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