In , Prokofiev accepted a commission to create a new ballet for the Bolshoi Theatre. When he finished the score to Romeo and Juliet. Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Op. 64 - Act I Full Score - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. Originally New York Philharmonic score. Score Dimensions: 10" x " Score and Parts: Movements performed in following order: I, IV, VI, II, V.


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Sergei Prokofiev

For the present concerts, Leonard Slatkin has made his own selection of music from the original ballet score. The selections performed in the present concerts require a piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, cornet, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, military drum, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, prokofiev romeo and juliet score, glockenspiel, xylophone, piano, celesta, harp, and strings.

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  • About the Work

Over the centuries since Shakespeare's own time, there have been operas, ballets, tone poems, sets of incidental music for the play itself, and music in still other forms, from composers whose personal styles reflect as broad a range of contrasts as their respective nationalities.

From Russia alone we have had Tchaikovsky's splendid "overture fantasy," a set of "symphonic pictures" by Dmitri Kabalevsky, and a ballet whose music is regarded widely prokofiev romeo and juliet score the supreme masterwork of its distinguished composer, Sergei Prokofiev.


However one might rank Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet among his own works, it is without question the most admired "full evening" ballet since those of Delibes and Tchaikovsky.

In common with numerous other similarly successful works in various forms, though, it had a hard time getting off the ground.


Following his long prokofiev romeo and juliet score in the West, which began in MayProkofiev repatriated himself gradually in long visits home between andand it was during that period, inthat the Kirov Theater initiated the project—and then dropped it before Prokofiev had written a note. By then, however, the composer had become so fascinated with the idea that he prokofiev romeo and juliet score determined to pursue it, and he signed a contract for presentation of the ballet at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

In the spring of he chose his friend and chess partner Sergei Radlov, a theater director who had staged his opera The Love for Three Oranges and had produced several Shakespeare plays, to write the scenario, in consultation with himself, the choreographer Leonid Lavrovsky, and the theater critic and playwright Adrian Pyotrovsky.

Russian Valentine: Prokofiev's Romeo And Juliet : NPR

For a time Prokofiev and his three associates considered giving the work a happy ending as the composer remarked, "Living people can dance—the dead cannot"but in the end they remained faithful to Shakespeare.

The Prokofiev romeo and juliet score arrangement didn't work out, either: InJohn Cranko 's choreography of Romeo and Juliet for the Stuttgart Ballet helped the company achieve a worldwide reputation. It had its American premiere in Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev danced the title roles.

Fonteyn, considered to be near retirement, embarked upon a rejuvenated career with a partnership with Nureyev.

Also inOleg Vinogradov stages a version in Russia while serving as assistant ballet master to Pyotr Gusev. InJohn Neumeierpartly inspired by John Cranko, created another version of the ballet in Frankfurt.

Romeo and Juliet is one of the most beautiful scores of the 20th century, and certainly one of the greatest compositions for the ballet stage, prokofiev romeo and juliet score a par with the great Tchaikovsky ballets.

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Prokofiev absolutely aced it in this work, which is so rich in melody and so rich in content. It combines the lightness of the love story and the tender emotions with music of real violence — which is, after all, a lot of what Shakespeare's play is about.


You can't soft-soap that, and you can't brush it aside. This is a play that ends unhappily, but it contains some extraordinary music along the way to its tragic ending.

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