Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image

LS 0682
StarStarStarStarStar Rating
Log in to be the first to review this disc
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
LSO Logo
LS 0682

Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet

The Classical Shop
release date: April 2010

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio File
Originally recorded in 2010

Artists:

London Symphony Orchestra


Valery Gergiev



Venue:

Barbican Centre, London

21 & 23 Nov 2008

Producer:

James Mallinson



Record Label
LSO

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos




Total Time - 138:02
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Customers who bought this album, also bought...
CHAN%2010743.jpeg
Debussy: Complete Works for Piano
LS%200689.jpeg
Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie
CHAN%2010724.jpeg
Rachmaninoff: Moments musicaux/Etudes-tableaux etc.
C5%201192.jpeg
GLUCK, C.W.: Orfeo ed Euridice [Opera] (Hamari)
CHAN%200665.jpeg
Croce: The Comic Faces of Giovanni Croce
CHAN%200525.JPEG
Telemann: Domestic Music
CHAN%203143.jpeg
Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel
CHAN%205102.jpeg
Stephane Deneve conducts Debussy
SIG%20287.jpeg
Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli: A New Venetian Coronation 1595
PT%206046.jpeg
STRAVINSKY: Grand Suite from Histoire du Soldat / Dumbarton Oaks Concerto

Scroll Scroll

background image
SELECT YOUR MUSIC FORMAT FROM THE OPTIONS BELOW*
onquestion marklosslessquestion markStudio Fileoffquestion mark 
*if you purchase a higher level format, we include the lower formats free of charge
Please Note: On Mp3 format an unavoidable click may be heard on segue track breaks, to avoid this issue please select lossless or better
 
DOWNLOADS
Buttonbooklet
   
Select Complete Single Disc for
 

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

 

Romeo & Juliet - complete ballet, Op.64

 
1 No.1 Introduction 2:32
  Act I  
2 No.2 Romeo 1:22
3 No.3 The street awakens 2:15
4 No.4 Morning dance 1:55
5 No.5 The quarrel 1:38
6 No.6 The fight 2:36
7 No.7 The Duke's command 1:12
8 No.8 Interlude 1:55
9 No.9 Preparations for the ball 2:05
10 No.10 Juliet the young girl 3:21
11 No.11 Arrival of the guests 3:36
12 No.12 Masks 2:33
13 No.13 Dance of the Knights 5:11
14 No.14 Juliet's variation 2:28
15 No.15 Mercutio 2:17
16 No.16 Madrigal 3:35
17 No.17 Tybalt recognises Romeo 1:50
18 No.18 Gavotte 3:52
19 No.19 Balcony scene 3:30
20 No.20 Romeo's variation 1:04
21 No.21 Romeo and Juliet's love dance 4:59
   
  Act II  
22 No.22 Folk dance 3:08
23 No.23 Romeo and Mercutio 1:49
24 No.24 Dance of the five couples 4:00
   
  Acts II, III & IV  
25 No.25 Dance with mandolins 2:23
26 No.26 The Nurse 1:44
27 No.27 The Nurse delivers Juliet's letter to Romeo 0:50
28 No.28 Romeo at Friar Laurence's 2:58
29 No.29 Juliet at Friar Laurence's 3:06
30 No.30 The people continue to make merry 3:17
31 No.31 Further public festivities 2:06
32 No.32 Meeting of Tybalt and Mercutio 1:57
33 No.33 Tybalt and Mercutio fight 1:25
34 No.34 Death of Mercutio 3:14
35 No.35 Romeo decides to avenge Mercutio's death 2:14
36 No.36 Finale 2:21
   
  Act III  
37 No.37 Introduction 1:19
38 No.38 Romeo and Juliet 1:21
39 No.39 The last farewell 5:04
40 No.40 The Nurse 1:52
41 No.41 Juliet refuses to marry Paris 2:23
42 No.42 Juliet alone 1:17
43 No.43 Interlude 1:16
44 No.44 At Friar Laurence's cell 4:52
45 No.45 Intelude 1:37
46 No.46 Juliet's bedroom 2:26
47 No.47 Juliet alone 5:00
48 No.48 Aubade 2:42
49 No.49 Dance of the young girls with lilies 2:19
50 No.50 At Juliet's bedside 2:15
   
  Act IV: Epilogue  
51 No.51 Juliet's funeral 5:44
52 No.52 Death of Juliet 4:17
   


Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet has a strong claim to being the greatest ballet. Not only does it contain much of the composer’s finest and most instantly appealing music, it is also considered one of the most exceptional musical realisations of Shakespeare

BBC Music Award Winner 2011     Disc of the Year (Orchestral)

"This great ballet score has never been served better on disc. Under Gergiev’s direction the score is so compelling that you can put aside the booklet and let the music carry you forward to the stunning tragic climax"


                 Choice of the Month - Orchestral

"Gergiev’s pacing of events is masterly ... What really impresses, though, is the tenderness and poetry that are so often overlooked in Prokoviev, and not just in the love music. Gergiev frequently lets the strings and solo woodwind linger in a beguiling natural rubato, whilst maintaining an architectural grasp of the tragic whole. The shaping of the Epilogue wrings the heart, with the LSO exhibiting exceptional control. Strongly recommended."

BBC Music Magazine

   *****

"Rarely does a new recording supersede all before it, but that is the case with the LSO’s new performance of Prokoviev’s ballet acore, Romeo & Juliet ... This is an indespensable release."

The Australian

    *****

"I gave the concerts full marks and am happy to do so again for these scintillating CD’s."

 

The Mail on Sunday

               Artistic Quality  9     Aound Quality  9

 

"...this is a very fine performance" "You won’t be disapointed"

David Hurwitz

ClassicsToday.com

                       Editor’s Choice

"Gergiev is in his element ... A winner"


 

Gramophone

                       ’Editor’s Choice

"this marvellously dance-infused performance of the complete score by Valery Gergiev and a devilishly on-form LSO is an essential item. Rarely has Prokofiev’s score sounded so orchestrally powerful. The LSO brings the passion back to Prokofiev’s star-crossed lovers"

 

Classic FM Magazine

                 CD of the Week
"This is music in which Gergiev has few peers today ... he brings an epic, symphonic and dramatic integrity to its vast, multifaceted canvas ... his London forces respond to Gergiev’s often hair-raising volatility with some of their most dynamic playing – the death of Tybalt has rarely sounded more coruscating in its raw depiction of Lady Capulet’s grief. Juliet’s early music positively scampers with youthful delicacy and grace, and the love music shimmers with a rapt beauty ... the entire performance carries an inevitable tragic momentum"
 

The Sunday Times

"one could be forgiven for thinking that the LSO is Russian, such is the passion and energy with which it attacks Prokofiev’s score. The brass playing is superb ... the woodwind team is on fine form ... the LSO powerhouse strings are quite magnificent throughout. Gergiev’s new version is hard to beat"
 

International Record Review

"Gergiev has courageously taken the complete score out of the ballet theater and into the concert hall, to make the music-drama stand on its own orchestrally as with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty. The live recording is sensational in its realism’"  *****
 

Audiophile Audition

Performance *****       Sound *****

Fono Forum (Germany)



No User Reviews Found.