Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet

London Symphony Orchestra

23.9931.49
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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

‘A ballet for the Bolshoi has to be done “resplendently”, with velvet costumes’, declared Sergey Prokofiev in early 1934 to a colleague who had proposed a bold scenario on a Soviet contemporary theme, ‘otherwise the public won’t come’. Prokofiev’s characteristically clear-sighted assessment of the situation in the more conservative of Russia’s two leading theatres heralded a new turn in his own work for the Soviet stage. The glory days of his experimental one-act ballets for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in Paris had come to an end with the death of the impresario in 1929; On the Dnieper, a music-first, plot-afterwards concoction for the company of a Diaghilev protégé, Serge Lifar, fell flat three years later.

Tracklist

1.
Romeo & Juliet - No. 1 Introduction
02:32
2.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 2 Romeo
01:22
3.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 3 The street awakens
02:15
4.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 4 Morning dance
01:55
5.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 5 The quarrel
01:38
6.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 6 The fi ght
02:36
7.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 7 The Duke's command
01:12
8.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 8 Interlude
01:55
9.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 9 Preparations for the ball
02:05
10.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 10 Juliet the young girl
03:21
11.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 11 Arrival of the guests
03:36
12.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 12 Masks
02:33
13.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 13 Dance of the Knights
05:11
14.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 14 Juliet's variation
02:28
15.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 15 Mercutio
02:17
16.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 16 Madrigal
03:35
17.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 17 Tybalt recognises Romeo
01:50
18.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 18 Gavotte
03:52
19.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 19 Balcony scene
03:30
20.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 20 Romeo's variation
01:04
21.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 21 Romeo and Juliet's love dance
04:59
22.
Romeo & Juliet - Act I- No. 22 Folk dance
03:08
23.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 23 Romeo and Mercutio
01:49
24.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 24 Dance of the fi ve couples
04:00
25.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 25 Dance with mandolins
02:23
26.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 26 The Nurse
01:44
27.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 27 The Nurse delivers Juliet's letter to Romeo
00:50
28.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 28 Romeo at Friar Laurence's
02:58
29.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 29 Juliet at Friar Laurence's
03:06
30.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 30 The people continue to make merry
03:17
31.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 31 Further public festivities
02:06
32.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 32 Meeting of Tybalt and Mercutio
01:57
33.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 33 Tybalt and Mercutio fi ght
01:25
34.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 34 Death of Mercutio
03:14
35.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 35 Romeo decides to avenge Mercutio's death
02:14
36.
Romeo & Juliet - Act II- No. 36 Finale
02:21
37.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 37 Introduction
01:19
38.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 38 Romeo and Juliet
01:21
39.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 39 The last farewell
05:04
40.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 40 The Nurse
01:52
41.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 41 Juliet refuses to marry Paris
02:23
42.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 42 Juliet alone
01:17
43.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 43 Interlude
01:16
44.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 44 At Friar Laurence's cell
04:52
45.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 45 Interlude
01:37
46.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 46 Juliet's bedroom
02:26
47.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 47 Juliet alone
05:00
48.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 48 Aubade
02:42
49.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 49 Dance of the young girls with lilies
02:19
50.
Romeo & Juliet - Act III- No. 50 At Juliet's bedside
02:15
51.
Romeo & Juliet - Act IV- Epilogue No. 51 Juliet's funeral
05:44
52.
Romeo & Juliet - Act IV- Epilogue No. 52 Death of Juliet
04:17

Total time: 02:18:02

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Original Recording Format

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Producer

James Mallinson

Recording Engineer

Jonathan Stokes – Classic Sounds Ltd

Recording location

The Barbican london

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging

SKU

LSO0682

Release Date March 3, 2016
SKU LSO0682

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