The Romeo and Juliet Album

The Romeo and Juliet Album

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Although the exact chronology of Shakespeare’s plays is still open to conjecture, it is now reasonably certain that the tragic story of two ‘star-crossed lovers’ known the world over as Romeo and Juliet is a relatively early opus, dating from around 1596, some four years before Hamlet and ten years before Macbeth and King Lear.

The basic plot is sheer simplicity: two warring families — the Montagues and Capulets — have hated each other for so long that no-one can remember why. Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall passionately in love, but are ultimately crushed beneath the senseless animosity of their respective families’ inexorable feud.

 

Track-listing:

1–3. Rota Romeo and Juliet (Soundtrack to the Franco Zeffirelli film)
— Love Theme / Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks 

4. Armstrong Romeo + Juliet (Soundtrack to the Baz Luhrmann film)
— Balcony Scene 

5–9. Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet — Ballet
The Young Juliet / Dance of the Knights / Balcony Scene /
Romeo’s Variation / Love Dance 

10.  Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet — Fantasy Overture

11.  Delius A Village Romeo and Juliet — The Walk to the Paradise Garden 

12.  Rota ‘Ai giocchi addio’ (arr. Love Theme) 

Bonus Track

13.  Bernstein West Side Story — ‘Somewhere’