Romeo and Juliet: Epitomised by Berlioz, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

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Album title:
Romeo and Juliet
Composer(s):
Hector Berlioz, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Sergey Prokofiev
Works:
Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette – excerpts; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Performer:
Moscow Philharmonic/Kirill Kondrashin; (Berlioz) LSO/Pierre Monteux; Leningrad Phil/Mravinsky
Label:
Praga Digitals
Catalogue Number:
Praga Digitals PRD/DSD 350 116 (1962-81)
Performance:
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Recording:
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Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Romeo and Juliet: Epitomised by Berlioz, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

The four Berlioz excerpts are utterly compelling, as is Mravinsky’s driven Prokofiev. Under Kondrashin the Tchaikovsky opens with amazing tension.

Erik Levi

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