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Boris Blacher: Romeo & Juliet / Jeffrey Silberschlag, et al

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  1. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act One: Chanson I $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act One: Nr. 1 - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act One: Nr. 2 - Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act One: Nr. 3 - Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act One: Nr. 4 - Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act One: Nr. 5 - Prestissimo $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act One: Nr. 6 - Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Two: Chanson II $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Two: Nr. 7 - Moderato Assai $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Two: Nr. 8 - Allegro Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Two: Nr. 9 - Allegro Molto $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Two: Nr. 10 - Andante Con Moto $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Two: Nr. 11 - Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Two: Nr. 12 - Maestoso $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Three: Chanson III $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Three: Nr. 13 - Sostenuto $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Three: Nr. 14 - Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Three: Nr. 15 - Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Three: Nr. 16 - Allegro Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Three: Nr. 17 - Larghetto $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Blacher — Romeo and Juliet: Act Three: Nr. 18 - Moderato $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Blacher, Boris : Romeo und Julia, Op. 22
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Born in China, son of a Baltic businessman employed by the Tsar, Boris Blacher was a true iconoclast, who traveled to exotic locales and studied architecture and mathematics but who, during the 1920's, took up music, writing works redolent of American jazz, which would get him into trouble after the rise of the Nazis. In recent years, more of his output has been released on CD, revealing a fascinating, original musical voice. This unique adaptation of Shakespeare's Rome and Juliet modifies the work in striking ways, omitting some characters, telescoping the action, even resorting to having different characters perform their lines simultaneously, creating an "overlapping dialogue" effect.



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>Blacher, Boris : Romeo und Julia, Op. 22
  • Performers: Leneida Crawford; Irvin Peterson; David Robinson; N'kenge Simpson-Hoffman (Soprano); Larry Vote (Baritone); Kathleen Wilkinson
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Silberschlag
  • Ensemble: Chesapeake Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943