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PROKOFIEV, S.: Romeo and Juliet (Highlights) (Ukraine National Symphony, Mogrelia)


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PROKOFIEV, S.: Romeo and Juliet (Highlights) (Ukraine National Symphony, Mogrelia)

“Living people can dance, the dying cannot”, Prokofiev wrote to explain the problems he faced when writing music for the ballet Romeo and Juliet. His original score was rejected as ‘undanceable’ by the Bolshoy Theatre and his initial scheme for a happy ending for the lovers was, fortunately, vetoed. The revised score, however, proved a masterpiece of expressive beauty and drama, with melting love music and huge bravura, and it remains one of the most loved ballet scores of the twentieth century.

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (Highlights)
1.   Act I: Introduction 00:02:51
2.   Act I: The Street Wakens 00:02:26
3.   Act I: Morning Dance 00:02:20
4.   Act I: The Young Juliet 00:03:31
5.   Act I: Masks 00:02:47
6.   Act I: Dance of the Knights 00:05:50
7.   Act I: Mercutio 00:02:23
8.   Act I: Madrigal 00:03:59
9.   Act I: Gavotte 00:03:47
10.   Act I: Balcony Scene 00:03:51
11.   Act I: Romeo's Variation 00:01:14
12.   Act I: Love Dance 00:05:44
13.   Act II: Dance with Mandolins 00:02:07
14.   Act II: Romeo at Friar Laurence's 00:03:28
15.   Act II: Public Merrymaking 00:03:48
16.   Act II: The Duel 00:01:31
17.   Act II: Death of Mercutio 00:02:56
18.   Act II: Finale 00:02:12
19.   Act III: Introduction 00:01:18
20.   Act III: Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell 00:05:42
21.   Act III: Aubade 00:02:31
22.   Act IV: Juliet's Funeral 00:06:21
23.   Act IV: Juliet's Death 00:03:59

Total Playing Time: 01:16:36

Prokofiev, Sergey

Mogrelia, Andrew

Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Ballet

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572928

Barcode: 747313292875

Boxset: 8.501055

Physical Release: 04/2012

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