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Music History Wednesday : Dance of the Knights, Prokofiev

Dance of the Knights is definitely an emotionally charged piece of music. In right moments of passing I can get really worked up listening to this. With the strong horns and bass on the bottom and a powerful and electric melodic line played by unison strings, Prokofiev’s dark and brooding passages can send chills up your spine and set your heart racing.

Prokofiev wrote ballet piece for Romeo & Juliet in 1935 with underwhelming response from companies at that time. It premiered in Czechoslovakia in 1938 and it wasn’t until the Stuttgart Ballet’s performance of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet in 1962 that it caught the world’s attention that lasts until today. Almost three decades to have Romeo and Juliet piece acknowledged. Artistry isn’t for the faint hearted I can tell you that.

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