Recorded on 24 April 2012 at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg / Valery Gergiev – musical director
Sergei Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet Opus 64 (three excerpts) (9′)
2:24 Friar Laurence
4:55 Dance of the Knights: Montagues and Capulets
Watch the full concert here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
The Easter Festival is an internationally renowned event among classical music lovers, traditionally opened in Moscow on Easter Sunday. Each year the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and its musical director Valery Gergiev travel across Russia – for the past 10 years now!
In 2012 we were given an exceptional musical gift: the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev performed the complete cycle of Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonies and piano concerti – a composer with whom Maestro Gergiev and the orchestra seem particularly in tune.