Off The Cuff: Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet

Off The Cuff

Marin Alsop, conductor 

PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet 

Originally wanting to give his ballet a happy ending, Prokofiev ultimately composed heartbreakingly beautiful music for the tale of the star-crossed lovers' deaths, alongside the shocking violence of the Capulet/Montague feud that dooms them.