Sergei Prokofiev: “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.”KARL MARX
CANTATA ON THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION, OP. 74: II. PHILOSOPHERS BY ST. PETERSBURG NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AND ALEXANDER TITOV
“The Philosophers” is the second movement of Op. 74 of the Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution. The canata follows the story of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union, from the battle for the Winter Palace in 1917 all the way to the consolidation of Stalin’s control in 1936 with the new constitution.