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Sergei Prokofiev:

The Story of Lt. Kije

Lt. Kijé is the story of an imaginary soldier, created when the Russian Tsar misread a smudged name on a list of his men. Everyone around the Tsar was too afraid to tell him there was no such person, so they just invented an entire life for the nonextistent Kijé. He gets married and become a hero -- all on paper. When the Tsar finally demands to meet Kijé, the military holds his funeral.

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This Week's Quiz

What is different about Lt. Kije?

 He is very young.

 He likes the Army.

 He is always afraid.

 He doesn't exist.

 He has a dog.

What new instrument did Prokofiev use in the Lt. Kije Suite?

 Timpani

 Saxophone

 Harp

 Piano

 Violin

What does NOT happen in Lt. Kije's fictional life?

 He gets married

 He receives a promotion.

 He meets the Tsar.

 He is sent to Siberia.

 He is honored as a hero.

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Sergei Prokofiev:

The Story of Lt. Kije

Lt. Kijé is the story of an imaginary soldier, created when the Russian Tsar misread a smudged name on a list of his men. Everyone around the Tsar was too afraid to tell him there was no such person, so they just invented an entire life for the nonextistent Kijé. He gets married and become a hero -- all on paper. When the Tsar finally demands to meet Kijé, the military holds his funeral.

Music heard in this episode:

Learn more about Sergei Prokofiev

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

What is different about Lt. Kije?

 He is very young.

 He likes the Army.

 He is always afraid.

 He doesn't exist.

 He has a dog.

What new instrument did Prokofiev use in the Lt. Kije Suite?

 Timpani

 Saxophone

 Harp

 Piano

 Violin

What does NOT happen in Lt. Kije's fictional life?

 He gets married

 He receives a promotion.

 He meets the Tsar.

 He is sent to Siberia.

 He is honored as a hero.

 

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