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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / GOUNOD, C.-F.: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) (Fenn, Manton, Hilgenberg, Waxman) (1953) (Franz Waxman Conducts, Vol. 2)

Composer(s)Gounod, Charles-FrancoisTchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaVocal
Catalogue 8.111389
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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The story of Romeo and Juliet has long been an inspiration for composers, and this programme provides an opportunity to compare two 19th-century masters’ musical visions of the famous parting scene, Act III, Scene V of Shakespeare’s play. Left unfinished at his death, Tchaikovsky’s composition uses themes from his renowned Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasia, giving the singers some of the most beautiful and impassioned moments in all music. Gounod’s opera has a wealth of marvellous duets, Act IV moving from a song of love to those achingly tragic final scenes. Although remembered manly for his film scores, Franz Waxman conducted standard programmes of symphonic music in America, Europe, Israel and Russia, and made recordings with



Work/Track Title Time
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / GOUNOD, C.-F.: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) (Fenn, Manton, Hilgenberg, Waxman) (1953) (Franz Waxman Conducts, Vol. 2) 28:27   
  Romeo and Juliet: O, miliy moy, u pesni solov'inoy (completed and orchestrated S.I. Taneyev, arr. F. Waxman) (Sung in French) 15:28       
  Romeo et Juliette, Act IV: Duo: Va! Je t'ai pardonne … 12:59       
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