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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Pushkin Waltz No. 2 / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle SO

> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis - II. A Scene
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis - I. Folk Dance
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis - III. Madrigal
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis - IV. Minuet
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis - V. Masks
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis - VI. Romeo and Juliet
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis - VII. The Death of Tybalt
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - I. Montagues and Capulets
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - II. The Young Girl Juliet
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - III. Friar Lawrence
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - IV. Danse
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - V. Romeo with Juliet before Parting
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - VI. Dance of the Antillian Girls
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - VII. Romeo at the Tomb of Juliet
> Pushkin Waltzes, Op. 120 - Pushkin Waltzes, Op. 120: No. 2. Waltz in C sharp minor: Allegro meditativo

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Two Pushkin Waltzes, Op. 120
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Sergey Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet was completed after the composer's final repatriation to Soviet Russia after a period abroad. It was written for the Kirov Ballet but early productions faltered, and Prokofiev soon adapted his music to the concert hall. The Suites avoid narrative sequence, selecting crucial moments such as the famous "balcony scene", and dramatic climaxes such as The Death of Tybalt. Composed to celebrate the famous author's 150th anniversary, the Pushkin Waltzes are relaxed, easygoing, and with a typically witty edge.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Even after 25 years (1986 was that long ago?!), the Delos sound, engineered by John Eargle, is excellent, and it's good to have this recording back in the catalog for that reason alone. It stands up well against the SACD sound of the Litton recording (July/Aug 2007).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (03/11/1986/10/14/1986).



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>Prokofiev, Sergei : Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (03/11/1986/10/14/1986)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Notes: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (03/11/1986/10/14/1986)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Two Pushkin Waltzes, Op. 120 :: 2. Allegro meditativo
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Notes: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (03/11/1986/10/14/1986)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1949