Warriors in Music: The Great and The Terrible
Ivan the Terrible is just one of a long-line of historic warriors whose experiences have been converted into musical form. Here are our top-ten:
Ivan the Terrible: Prokofiev’s bombastic music to Eisenstein’s troubled historical epic has gained a concert life of its own in recent years. Operatic and larger than life, the score perfectly captures the turmoil of Ivan’s controversial medieval Tsardom.