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Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet (Highlights) / Mogrelia, Ukraine National Symphony

Prokofiev / National Sym Orch Of Ukraine
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572928   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Living people can dance, the dying cannot”, Prokofiev wrote to explain the problems he faced when writing music for the ballet Romeo and Juliet. His original score was rejected as ‘undanceable’ by the Bolshoy Theatre and his initial scheme for a happy ending for the lovers was, fortunately, vetoed. The revised score, however, proved a masterpiece of expressive beauty and drama, with melting love music and huge bravura, and it remains one of the most loved ballet scores of the twentieth century. “Living people can dance, the dying cannot”, Prokofiev wrote to explain the problems he faced when writing music for the ballet Romeo and Juliet. His original score was rejected as ‘undanceable’ by the Bolshoy Theatre and his initial scheme for a happy ending for the lovers was, fortunately, vetoed. The revised score, however, proved a masterpiece of expressive beauty and drama, with melting love music and huge bravura, and it remains one of the most loved ballet scores of the twentieth century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 4 - Death of Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
2.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 3 - Last Farewell by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
3.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 3 - Introduction by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
4.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 3 - At Friar Laurence's by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
5.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2 - The people continue to make merry by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
6.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2 - Finale by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
7.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2 - Dance with the mandolins by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
8.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - The street awakens by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
9.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Romeo's Variation by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
10.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Morning Dance by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
11.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Mercutio by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
12.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Masks by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
13.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Love Dance by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
14.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Juliet as a young girl by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
15.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Introduction by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
16.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
17.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Balcony Scene by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
18.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 4 - Juliet's Funeral by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
19.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 3 - Aubade by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
20.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2 - Death of Mercutio by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
21.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2 - The Duel by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
22.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Gavotte by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
23.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Madrigal by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Introduction
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: The Street Wakens
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Morning Dance
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: The Young Juliet
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Masks
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Dance of the Knights
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Mercutio
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Madrigal
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Gavotte
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Balcony Scene
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Romeo's Variation
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act I: Love Dance
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act II: Dance with Mandolins
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act II: Romeo at Friar Laurence's
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act II: Public Merrymaking
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act II: The Duel
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act II: Death of Mercutio
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act II: Finale
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act III: Introduction
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act III: Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act III: Aubade
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act IV: Juliet's Funeral
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act IV: Juliet's Death

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