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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    That, of course, is the opera, not the ballet.
    We welcome Romeo and Juliette's of all kinds! There is no discrimination in TC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsilius View Post
    Newly released on Blu-ray and DVD. An excellent version from San Francisco Ballet. Review attached:

    http://www.musicweb-international.co...meo_739104.htm
    Thanks for the link!
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    A little bit faster paced, and good visuals.
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    If you're ever in Prague, make your way to theHybernia Theatre for a performance.

    Also, for us US citizens, New York performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Ortiz View Post
    If you're ever in Prague, make your way to theHybernia Theatre for a performance.

    Also, for us US citizens, New York performance.

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    The New York City Ballet production is quite good. I also saw it in Berlin.

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    I totally disagree with the person who stated "No greater woe than Prokofiev's Juliet and Romeo." This is one of my top five ballets, especially Nureyev's interpretation.

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    Romeo and Juliet is a great example of ballet music too good to not have a complete recording of the work. I've had the Maazel/Cleveland for quite a while now as well as the Myung Whun Chung/Concertgebouw DG release of highlights.
    The imaginative and abundant amount of memorable ideas that flow throughout the score are astonishing. Prokofiev had a unique way of blending discord with beauty. In Romeo and Juliet he brought his gift of melody as well as his ability to twist the simplest of phrases into near tonal collapse and then create a new idea that would stay in one's head for days.
    I like Cinderella as well. I'm happy with the Ashkenazy/Decca recording of it. Glazunov's The Seasons is a very good fill-up on that two disc set.

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    Romeo and Juliet by choreographer Thierry Malandain can be seen on TV Mezo on April 18.at 8.3O p.m.CET.Malandain builds on the music by Hector Berlioz and takes away the story from its historical context.Romeo and Juliet are no longer romantic protagonists,they are just people who struggle for life,defending their own modicum of elegance and dignity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heck148 View Post
    I have Previn/LSO performing the complete Ballet...it is good, but some of the Suite recordings are better in comparative pieces....I may pick-up the Maazel/Cleveland complete one of these days - It's been highly recommended by trusted sources...I'm not usually a Maazel fan...but sometimes he delivers the goods...
    I have both the Maazel and the Ashkenazy/Royal Phil and the winner goes to Maazel for this one (and his Cinderella as well). It just sounds great the whole way along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znapschatz View Post
    Regrets, I didn't and don't have the technical chops to analyze the components of this work, so all I can offer is my subjective opinion. My first exposure to this ballet was the 1955 Soviet film version with Galena Ulanova and Yuri Zhdanov in the title roles. It was making the rounds in the art movie house circuits at the time, and had been my initial experience viewing a complete ballet. Tutuapp 9apps Showbox I'll never forget Ulanova's first appearance as Juliet in her chamber. In her forties then, she certainly didn't look like any teenager to me (I was a teen, myself, at the time,) and then she started to dance. Sonofagun! She really was Juliet!. I found the experience so transporting that I returned for every showing during its three day run. This occurred decades before the inter webs, so the film in its entirety had not been accessible to me since, but recordings of the suite kept the memory fresh.

    Recently, I did get the opportunity to see it again, YouTube, of course, edited, sadly, to squeeze into a one DVD version. By this time I had seen enough ballet to look at it more critically, but it remains a treasured experience from my teenhood. And I still love the complete ballet score. It always does the job
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    thank you and concerning youtube yes I confirm it has been changed a lot this last time

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    The suite by Leinsdorf and Boston still beats the others for me, and I've heard a lot of em.

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