Alexander Nevsky

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Alexander Nevsky was released in 1949. This work was composed by Sergei Prokofiev and conducted by Eugene Ormandy, leading the Philadelphia Orchestra with the Westminster Choir, featuring Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano.

This record was on the Columbia Records Masterworks label, numbered ML 4247. This cover was released with a total of four alternate colors; green, orange, pink, and blue. The green version has realized the highest prices on eBay of late, although the orange and pink versions have not come up recently.

The fact that there were several other Columbia Masterworks record covers which used similar formats have led to several covers being falsely attributed to Warhol. These include a Mendelssohn record (ML 4984), a Shostakovich/Prokofiev record (ML 4389), and a Debussy record (ML 4158). None of these feature the blotted line style that Warhol utilized during that time period, and no one should be fooled into paying a Warhol premium for a clearly non-Warhol cover.

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  1. Pingback: Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra – Alexander Nevsky | ratfab

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