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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - complete ballet

8.573534-35 (2 discs)

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Playing time: 75'03"/69'11" - TT 144'14"
Tracks: 27 + 25
Booklet pages: 8
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Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - complete ballet published on 5 September 2018

Listen: Prokofiev: Love Dance (Romeo and Juliet) (CD1 track 21, 0:00-0:56)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor

Sergey Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet, Op 64 - Complete ballet in four acts (1935-36; revised 1939)

CD1

Act I

1 Introduction
2 Romeo
3 The Street Wakens
4 Morning Dance
5 The Quarrel
6 The Fight
7 The Duke's Command
8 Interlude
9 At the Capulets' (Preparations for the Ball)
10 The Young Juliet
11 Arrival of the Guests: Minuet
12 Masks
13 Dance of the Knights (Montagues and Capulets)
14 Juliet's Variation
15 Mercutio
16 Madrigal
17 Tybalt Recognises Romeo
18 Gavotte: Departure of the Guests
19 Balcony Scene
20 Romeo's Variation
21 Love Dance

Act II

22 Folk Dance
23 Romeo and Mercutio
24 Dance of the Five Couples
25 Dance with Mandolins
26 Nurse
27 The Nurse and Romeo

CD2

1 Romeo at Friar Laurence's
2 Juliet at Friar Laurence's
3 Public Merrymaking
4 Further Public Festivities
5 Meeting of Tybalt and Mercutio
6 The Duel
7 Death of Mercutio
8 Romeo Decides to Avenge Mercutio
9 Finale

Act III

10 Introduction
11 Romeo and Juliet (Juliet's Bedroom)
12 Romeo bids Juliet Farewell
13 Nurse
14 Juliet Refuses to Marry Paris
15 Juliet Alone
16 Interlude
17 At Friar Laurence's Cell
18 Interlude
19 Juliet's Room
20 Juliet Alone
21 Aubade (Morning Serenade)
22 Dance of the Girls with Lilies
23 At Juliet's Bedside

Act IV

24 Juliet's Funeral
25 Juliet's Death

Recorded 11-18 October 2015 at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD, USA

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