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Alexander Nevsky - Under The Mongol Yoke, Sergei Prokofiev

Muti Conducts Prokofiev and Scriabin

8:00 PM
Prokofiev, Scriabin
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Riccardo Muti conducts works by two Russian composers for whom he has a remarkable affinity. Scriabin’s First Symphony is a glorious six-movement work that culminates in a triumphant chorus, yet it also holds much tender lyricism. Prokofiev’s cantata Alexander Nevsky, by contrast, is full of fire and steel, its imaginative orchestration and rousing choruses evoking Russia’s medieval victory over invading Teutonic knights.

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The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus is made possible by a generous gift from Jim and Kay Mabie.


  • Scriabin Symphony No. 1
  • Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky

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Series Information

This performance is part of the:

Thursday G Series >
Thursday A 9SS Series >

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Laura Prichard.
30 minute run-time.

Thurs., January 22, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., January 23, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., January 24, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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