In 1954 Vanguard released Alexander Nevsky (VRS 451)– a cantana (a medium-length narrative piece of music for voices with instrumental accompaniment, typically with solos, chorus, and orchestra), an opus by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953), Alexander Nevsky was a revered 13th century Russian leader (1219-1263), prince of Novgorod and then grand prince of Vladimir. He was an outstanding military leader and statesman who earned his surname from a victory over the Swedes at the Neva River. Sung in Russian, the music was performed by the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Mario Rossi. Ana Maria Iriarte was mezzo soprano. The record cover featured a montage, part of which was a rendering of Nevsky drawn by Charles White, and dated ‘54’. Though the gatefold sleeve contained extensive notes when opened up, there was nothing about Charles White.