A Classical Music Blog by TIM MANGAN
From “Romeo and Juliet,” of course. One of my favorites. Yuri Temirkanov conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
classical music, music videos
June 1, 2014
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Wonderful piece. The intro is a beautiful example of using extreme dissonance for a stunning dramatic effect in a strictly tonal musical context. And i am grateful to Maestro YT for keeping the middle section (3:24) in virtually the same tempo as the main subject (1:23). Many conductors slow that lyrical episode down considerably, thus ruining the unity of the piece, which may be justified by the choreography when performed as a fully staged ballet, but not when played by a symphony orchestra as a concert suite. Drastic and sudden changes of character can be beautiful and extremely effective when they are achieved without the lazy “help” of predictable tempo changes.
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