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THE LOVE STORY OF ALL TIME At last — the Oslo Philharmonic’s follow-up to its recordings of Scriabin’s Symphonies 3 and 4 (LWC1088), lauded as “brilliantly played” by The Sunday Times. Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko, is releasing its second recording on the LAWO Classics label. The double-CD features the celebrated ballet music of Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”, and the production is the first complete recording of this music for both the orchestra and the conductor. The orchestra recorded Suites No. 1 and 2 with Mariss Jansons in 1989, but not the complete ballet music presented here. Prokofiev’s magnificent orchestration has made this music known and loved throughout the world. It includes, among others, tenor saxophone, four mandolins, cornet, celesta, organ, viola d’amore, piano, and a large number of percussion instruments. Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic’s release of Scriabin’s Symphonies 3 and 4 reaped glowing reviews, and the recording of “Romeo and Juliet” has absolutely everything to achieve the same heights. Here are two and a half hours of musical pleasure! REVIEWS «Petrenko’s Norwegian band yield nothing in virtuosity — the strings are staggering in the fight — to Russian peers. The dramatic episodes sizzle, but there is poignancy in the balcony scene and Juliet’s death. One listens with refreshed ears.» HC – The Sunday Times review_LWC1105_sundaytimes.pdf «The delicate numbers, for example the «Dance of the Girls with Lilies», are genuinely touching, and the virtuoso ones prove that the Oslo Philharmonic has what it takes to play this hugely taxing score.» Ivan Hewett – The Daily Telegraph review_LWC1105_The_Daily_Telegraph.pdf «He has a light touch with both the orchestra and the piece, and makes it sound really balletic throughout [...]» David Mellor – Classic FM review_LWC1105_Classics_FM.pdf «Vasily Petrenko’s recording represents a very fine achievement. [...] The Oslo Philharmonic plays extremely well for him and both the conductor and players have got right under the skin of Prokofiev’s music. The Lawo recording is very successful. The sound is natural and clear with good left-to-right and front-to-back perspectives. [...] I enjoyed this new version of Romeo and Juliet very much. I wonder if Petrenko might consider setting down the Cinderella ballet as well.» John Quinn – MusicWeb International http://musicweb-international.com/classrev/2016/Nov/Prokofiev_Romeo_LWC1105.htm «The playing is precise and sharp-edged, exactly right for this vivid, exuberant score. When tenderness is required, as in Act 3 Scene 10 (Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell), the Oslo players are full of heart and warmth. Lovely playing all round, with beautiful solos (woodwind particularly) and clean ensemble.» Fiona Maddocks – The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/13/prokofiev-romeo-and-juliet-op-64-review-oslo-philharmonic-petrenko «Vasily Petrenko’s new studio version is a stunner, tidier than Gergiev’s entertaining LSO Live recording and as taut as Lorin Maazel’s famous 1970s Cleveland account. [...] There are details in this performance I’ve never heard before, Petrenko reminding us that Prokofiev hadn’t forgotten his early years as an enfant terrible. [...] Prokofiev’s big romantic numbers are spectacular, the Oslo string playing lacking nothing in terms of weight and security [...] Magnificent, in other words, brilliantly recorded and easily among the best versions of this miraculous score yet recorded. Can we have a Cinderella from the same for «The first impression is very positive: the Introduction – warmly expressive, flexible and exuding interpretative confidence – promises and outstanding performance. [...] the first and final acts as great as any available.» Daniel Jaffé – Gramophone, des. 2016 review_LWC1105_Gramophone2.pdf «[...] the harmony between conductor and orchestra seems to be perfect: and this recording of the complete Romeo and Juliet is a proof [after Janson] the orchestra gets back to Prokofiev in seventh heaven with a conductor who is full of energy and artistically clear-minded, perfectly able to move in the most different emotional atmospheres created by the Russian composer. And in order to fully appreciate this recording [...] this set offers an exciting sound projection and richness.» Edoardo Tomaselli – Amadeus, 2017 review_LWC1105_amadeus.pdf «[...] which would seem to make this the most completely satisfying Romeo and Juliet on the market today. [...] What it offers is playing of such point and character that the music leaps off the page: from the droll humor of Masks, the brutality of the Dance of the Knights, to the chaste ardor of the Balcony Scene and Love Dance. [...] If under Mariss Jansons the Oslo Philharmonic began its transformation into one of Europe’s finest orchestras, then that transformation is now unmistakably complete, while the recorded sound is warm, detailed, and perfectly natural. No matter how many R& Js you might have crowding the shelves, make room for this one.» Jim Svejda – Fanfare Magazine, april 2017 review_LWC1105_Fanfare_2.pdf «Petrenko clearly relishes every bar of this rich score, in an exciting reading full of both energy and detail.» Guy Weatherall – Classical Music, 25.11.2016 review_LWC1105_classical_music.pdf
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)

Disc 1

1. Act 1: I. Introduction 00:02:45 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
2. Act 1: II. Romeo 00:01:25 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
3. Act 1: III. The Street Wakens 00:02:24 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
4. Act 1: IV. Morning Dance 00:01:57 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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5. Act 1: V. The Quarrel 00:01:32 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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6. Act 1: VI. The Fight 00:03:44 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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7. Act 1: VII. The Duke’s Command 00:01:27 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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8. Act 1: VIII. Interlude 00:01:23 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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9. Act 1: IX. At the Capulets’ (preparations for the Ball) 00:02:11 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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10. Act 1: X. The Young Juliet 00:03:30 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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11. Act 1: XI. Arrival of the Guests 00:03:49 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
12. Act 1: XII. Masks 00:02:45 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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13. Act 1: XIII. Dance of the Knights 00:05:29 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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14. Act 1: XIV. Juliet’s Variation 00:02:28 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
15. Act 1: XV. Mercutio 00:02:20 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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16. Act 1: XVI. Madrigal 00:03:43 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
17. Act 1: XVII. Tybalt Recognizes Romeo 00:01:49 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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18. Act 1: XVIII. Gavotte 00:03:39 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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19. Act 1: XIX. Balcony Scene 00:03:49 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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20. Act 1: XX. Romeo’s Variation 00:01:05 1.00 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
21. Act 1: XXI. Love Dance 00:05:08 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
22. Act 2: XXII. Folk Dance 00:03:11 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
23. Act 2: XXIII. Romeo and Mercutio 00:02:22 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
24. Act 2: XXIV. Dance of the Five Couples 00:03:35 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
25. Act 2: XXV. Dance with Mandolins 00:02:03 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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26. Act 2: XXVI. Nurse 00:02:08 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
27. Act 2: XXVII. The Nurse and Romeo 00:00:52 1.00 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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28. Act 2: XXVIII. Romeo at Friar Laurence’s 00:02:37 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
29. Act 2: XXIX. Juliet at Friar Laurence’s 00:03:27 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser

Disc 2

1. Act 2: XXX. Public Merrymaking 00:03:18 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
2. Act 2: XXXI. Further Public Festivities 00:02:07 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
3. Act 2: XXXII. Meeting of Tybalt and Mercutio 00:01:54 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
4. Act 2: XXXIII. The Duel 00:01:19 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
5. Act 2: XXXIV. Death of Mercutio 00:03:16 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
6. Act 2: XXXV. Romeo Decides to Avenge Mercutio 00:02:00 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
7. Act 2: XXXVI. Finale 00:02:31 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
8. Act 3: XXXVII. Introduction 00:01:19 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
9. Act 3: XXXIII. Romeo and Juliet 00:01:46 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
10. Act 3: XXXIX. Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell 00:05:26 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
11. Act 3: XL. Nurse 00:01:52 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
12. Act 3: XLI. Juliet Refuses to Marry Paris 00:02:53 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
13. Act 3: XLII. Juliet Alone 00:01:23 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
14. Act 3: XLIII. Interlude 00:01:35 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
15. Act 3: XLIV. At Friar Laurence’s Cell 00:04:59 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
16. Act 3: XLV. Interlude 00:01:44 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
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Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
17. Act 3: XLVI. Juliet’s Room 00:03:10 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
18. Act 3: XLVII. Juliet Alone 00:05:34 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
19. Act 3: XLVIII. Aubade 00:02:42 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
20. Act 3: XLIX. Dance of the Girls with Lilies 00:02:03 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
21. Act 3: L. At Juliet’s Bedside 00:02:16 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser
22. Act 3: LI. Juliet’s Funeral 00:06:18 1.50 USD
Main artist Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
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23. Act 3: LII. Juliet’s Death 00:04:19 1.50 USD
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Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Performers Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra | Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester | Vasily Petrenko
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Producers John Fraser