Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo & Juliet (Live) Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Riccardo Muti
- Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953): Suite from Romeo & Juliet
- 1Montagues and Capulets05:17
- 2Juliet the Young Girl04:17
- 6Romeo and Juliet07:49
- 7Death of Tybalt04:38
- 8Friar Laurence02:58
- 9Romeo and Juliet Before Parting08:46
- 10Romeo at Juliet's Tomb06:23
Info for Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo & Juliet (Live)
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet features a 10-movement suite from the famous Shakespeare-inspired ballet. These ten movements were selected by Riccardo Muti from two other orchestral suites of seven movements each that Prokofiev created, and their chronology closely follows the storyline of the ballet and tragedy.
Prokofiev led the CSO in 1937 in the first American performances of excerpts of this music to his still-unstaged ballet; since then the CSO has performed the work countless times. Muti has led the CSO in this work to great acclaim both in Chicago in 2011 and 2013, and on two European tours, in 2011 and again earlier this year.
Recorded in October 2013 at Orchestra Hall, the album was produced by David Frost, a Grammy Award winner, and engineered by Tim Martyn, Charlie Post and Shawn Murphy. At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Frost was named Producer of the Year, Classical, and he and Martyn together won Best Engineered Album, Classical.
“Muti’s lofty yet urgent style results in an imposing set of formal dances at the Capulets’ ball, and some thrilling street brawls between the rival Veronese families. His deliberate, grand-manner way with the love scenes won’t be to everyone’s taste, though. The playing is formidable and the sound state of the art.” (The Guardian)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Recorded live in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, October 3, 5, 8 and 11, 2013
Engineered by Tim Martyn, Charlie Post, Shawn Murphy
Mixed by David Frost, Tim Martyn
Editing by David Frost
Mastering by Tim Martyn, Silas Brown
Produced by David Frost Recording
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