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Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet / Nureyev, Fonteyn

Nureyev / Fonteyn
Release Date: 11/30/1999 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1183  
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This DVD presents the 1966 film of Kenneth McMillan's brilliant Royal Ballet production of Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet. It is an actual stage presentation, though applause is edited out until the final curtain calls--which makes for a few awkward edits and fades between scenes. Although the focus is not the sharpest imaginable, we are compensated by rich and luscious reds, blues, and golds--overall much better color than we have gotten from more recent TV filmings of the same ballet company. The dancing of Nureyev and Fonteyn is legendary. They produce one memorable moment after another. The rest of the company is beyond reproach, and John Lanchbery conducts a lively, lyrical, and well played interpretation of Prokofiev's Read more magnificent score. By mono optical film standards, the sound is quite amazing. For sure it isn't as hi-fi as the Previn or Maazel recordings, but it has a lot more frequency range than you might expect, with more than adequate detail and presence. [2/3/2001]
--Rad Bennett, ClassicsToday.com

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 130 minutes
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 

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 ballet at its best August 18, 2012 By daniel abrahams (palm bay, FL) See All My Reviews "NUREYEV AND FONTEYN DO I HAVE TO SAY MORE" Report Abuse
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