Troika From Liutenant Kije - Various - 100 % Christmas
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Beginning in the s, Prokofiev became one of the first composers of international repute to write music for films. Though the film is infrequently encountered today, Prokofiev 's music has enjoyed tremendous popularity in its incarnation as a five-movement concert suite. He rejected the offer and returned to the Soviet Union. The Troika From Liutenant Kije - Various - 100 % Christmas Universe Of Black Divine - Abigor - Verwüstung / Invoke The Dark Age a darkly melancholy theme, played on the double bass, of decidedly Russian character.
The middle section is more robust; throughout the entire movement, the orchestration remains engaging and colorful. The lively main theme of the "Troika," set against a glittering backdrop of sleigh bells, is contrasted by sardonic episodes in which brass instruments and pizzicato strings figure prominently.
This recap of the work's main material continues with the mournful theme from the "Romance," which carries on unabated when the cornet enters with the jovial wedding tune. These two themes -- one in a slow tempo, the other fast; one melancholy, the other more cheerful -- continue simultaneously, providing one of the most striking moments in the entire work. The "Interment" ends with the mournful cornet music that opened the suite.
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