Friday, December 14, 2012

London Symphony: Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet

The London Symphony Orchestra,under the baton of Valery Gergiev, perform P.I. Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet at BBC Proms 2007. Tchaikovsky, who used Shakespeare's play as the basis for this orchestral piece, worked on and reworked the piece for more than a decade; this version is similar to the one that premièred in Tbilisi, Georgia,on May 1, 1886.