Clarinet Concerto in Eb major Opus 36 (3) Franz Krommer Download 'Clarinet Concerto in Eb major Opus 36 (3)' on iTunes
Järvi leads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in all three self-contained suites of Prokofiev’s ballet on one disc
Repertoire: Romeo & Juliet (ballet suites)
Artists: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi
Label: Telarc CD-80597
A rather strange idea. No doubt it suits the orchestra’s existing repertory, but as a straight-through listen, the jumbled storyline that results is a nonsense. But the playing under Järvi’s unexaggerated direction is very good: focused, well characterised, and sweepingly expressive where needed. Here’s a Romeo & Juliet where for once they really do fight with rapiers rather than bludgeons.