PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (excs) • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

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Released 12 May 2023 'it’s played incredibly well, very exciting'
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Release date: 12 May 2023

Sergie PROKOFIEV (1891–1953)
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (excerpts) (1933–1938)

Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844–1908)
Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 (1887–1888)

Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa / Álvaro Cassuto

Recorded live in the Grand Auditorium, Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal,
26 September 1995 (Prokofiev) and 16 February 1996 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Recorded and originally broadcast by Antena 2, Portuguese Radio and Television
Remastered by Andrew Walton (K&A Productions Ltd)

First commercial release

Press Quotes

‘I must say I really enjoyed it… I have a lot of respect for this orchestra… this orchestra has done an amazing job… they sounded very well-rehearsed… it’s played incredibly well, very exciting… it’s really worth listening to…’  (BBC Radio 3, Record Review)

‘Everyone knows that Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) was a colorful and masterful orchestrator, and this animated work well displays an orchestra’s sound and expressive command, all qualities delivered with clout in this impressive performance’  (Classical Music Sentinel)

‘Cassuto’s interpretation is a good one… The sound is big, bold, and well suited to both works.’ (American Record Guide)