Prokofiev: Suites from Cinderella & Romeo and Juliet

Signum's third album with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Yuri Temirkanov presents another great work of the Russian musical tradition. Prokofiev's ballet scores for Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet remain popular and often performed to this day, with their success at the time of composition leading to Prokofiev's creation of the orchestral suites performed on this album.

SIGCD214  66 minutes 31 seconds
'No doubt about it, Sergei Prokofiev was Tchaikovsky’s heir as chief purveyor of high-class ballet music. This disc has 16 excerpts from his two most popular, Cinderella and Romeo And Juliet, well pla ...
'As usual with Temirkanov, the performances are marked by decisive tempi, clean phrasing, and immaculate orchestral playing … if you are a Temirkanov fan, you'll certainly want this' (Fanfare, USA)