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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in music
Soviet composer Kabalevsky emulated his fellow countrymen Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky in writing music based on Shakespeare's play. His was for a production at Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theatre. The colourful, 10 movement suite follows the action of the tragedy and sounds more like a ballet score, although it was not intended as such.