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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / GOUNOD, C.-F.: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) (Fenn, Manton, Hilgenberg, Waxman) (1953) (Franz Waxman Conducts, Vol. 2)

    

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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / GOUNOD, C.-F.: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) (Fenn, Manton, Hilgenberg, Waxman) (1953) (Franz Waxman Conducts, Vol. 2)

The story of Romeo and Juliet has long been an inspiration for composers, and this programme provides an opportunity to compare two 19th-century masters’ musical visions of the famous parting scene, Act III, Scene V of Shakespeare’s play. Left unfinished at his death, Tchaikovsky’s composition uses themes from his renowned Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasia, giving the singers some of the most beautiful and impassioned moments in all music. Gounod’s opera has a wealth of marvellous duets, Act IV moving from a song of love to those achingly tragic final scenes. Although remembered manly for his film scores, Franz Waxman conducted standard programmes of symphonic music in America, Europe, Israel and Russia, and made recordings with outstanding soloists such as Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern and the three American singers heard on this reissue.


Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Sokolovsky, Alexander L., lyricist(s)
Waxman, Franz, arranger(s)

  Romeo and Juliet: O, miliy moy, u pesni solov'inoy (completed and orchestrated S.I. Taneyev, arr. F. Waxman) (Sung in French)
1.   Romeo and Juliet: O, miliy moy, u pesni solov'inoy (completed and orchestrated S.I. Taneyev, arr. F. Waxman) (Sung in French) 00:15:28

Gounod, Charles-Francois
Barbier, Jules / Carre, Michel, lyricist(s)

  Romeo et Juliette, Act IV: Duo: Va! Je t'ai pardonne …
2.   Romeo et Juliette, Act IV: Duo: Va! Je t'ai pardonne … 00:12:59

Total Playing Time: 00:28:27






Composer(s):
Gounod, Charles-Francois; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Lyricist(s):
Barbier, Jules; Carre, Michel; Sokolovsky, Alexander L.

Arranger(s):
Waxman, Franz

Conductor(s):
Waxman, Franz

Orchestra(s):
Los Angeles Festival Orchestra

Artist(s):
Fenn, Jean; Hilgenberg, Katherine; Manton, Raymond

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111389

Barcode: 747313338924

Distribution Note(s):

Exclusively available for streaming and download. Not available on CD.


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