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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
 
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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
28 Nov 2005 | Format: MP3

£17.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Also available in CD Format
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
2:45
2
1:39
3
1:35
4
2:03
5
1:49
6
2:34
7
1:43
8
3:10
9
1:41
10
3:30
11
4:03
12
2:41
13
5:36
14
2:35
15
2:18
16
3:41
17
2:08
18
3:45
19
3:46
20
1:27
21
5:40
22
3:31
23
2:23
24
3:44
25
2:02
26
2:27
Disc 2
1
0:55
2
3:19
3
3:32
4
3:24
5
2:22
6
2:14
7
1:25
8
4:04
9
2:07
10
1:57
11
1:43
12
1:27
13
5:31
14
1:49
15
2:42
16
1:24
17
1:28
18
4:49
19
1:40
20
2:47
21
4:53
22
2:40
23
2:39
24
2:09
25
7:03
26
4:02


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 Sep 1995
  • Release Date: 30 Sep 1995
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 1995 EMI Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 2:28:21
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  • ASIN: B001J98SFK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,537 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "bleater" on 8 Jun 2003
Format: Audio CD
I rate this as the best recording of Prokofiev's ballet score around. It's warm (you can almost feel the Italian sun) lyrical and finely paced in all sections. Other recordings are too slow, too fast or even dissonant in places. For once, the Mandolin dance sounds like a mandolin is being played and not a balilika! Subtle and beautiful throughout, the tragedy flows unhindered. All you need is Alessandra Ferri dancing Juliet (with any partner) and the experience would be complete!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Preston on 29 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Try this out for a powerful emotional experience that you'll want to repeat and repeat. André Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra were at their best when they recorded this. Don't worry that it is more than just the highlights, you really do want it all.
This is a performance of stunning variety of musical colour, of the complete ballet by Prokofiev based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy. The music combines a very contemporary feel with classical qualities of beauty, depth and musical insight. It vividly depicts love, loyalty, innocence, conflict and heart-break, and all through some great, memorable tunes.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Shane O'Neill on 2 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
Slip into something more beautiful. This is the one. I had this on vinyl. To my utter delight I can buy it now on CD too. Previn is musically intimate with Prokofiev as two old friends who've been to hell and back.
As a sound engineer I must say this is the most balanced version I've heard. Other recordings range from badly recorded horns to a complete washover, making the intended delicacy a major washout. Not so in this case. Listen to the mandolin as a fine example of great recording technique. Fabulous stuff. Even if you have a przed version, get this too. You certainly won't regret it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Daneman VINE VOICE on 20 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is without a doubt, along with "Rite of Spring" and "Firebird", some of the most exciting music for ballet from the 2th Century. Prokofiev, who is known for block-like sonorities is at his most melodic and rhythmic in this stunning ballet. And Andre Previn conducts it to perfection.
If you aren't a fan of Prokofiev, this is a good work to start with, along with the magnificent Symphony #5. I never get tired of listening to this ballet--it's one of the most vivid works ever composed for the dance.
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Cricket on 21 Sep 2000
Format: Audio CD
As interesting as the Gramophone notes on Poulenc are, they cannot convey the magic of Previn's recording of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Possibly the finest of this composer's ballets, its lyricism and pasion are beautifully conveyed by the LSO, during the golden years, with a confident, intelligent Previn on the podium. Forget Poulenc - this is the real thing.
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