Hector Berlioz - The dramatic symphony "Romeo and Juliet",
soch.17 Dramatic Symphony Shakespeare with choirs, vocal solos and a prologue in the form of choral recitative.
Program in "Romeo and Juliet" is treated Berlioz differently than in the first two symphonies. Composer now includes word in choral and solo episodes (text poet Emile Deschamps) and prefaces orchestral episodes detailed subheadings outlining the course of events. Large number of episodes (they can be compared with the numbers of the opera or oratorio), and the total number of parts is preserved traditional - four, although incredibly overgrown. The first part includes the introduction, prologue stanza skertsetto.
Copyright explanation of the introduction: "Contractions. - Confusion. - Intervention Prince. "
The second part is subtitled "Romeo one. - Sorrow. - Concert and Ball. Great holiday at the Capulets. "
The third part can be compared with the conventional adagio, which also precedes a large entry. Her program, "love scene. Clear night. - Garden Capulet, silent and deserted. Returning from the ball, pass the young Capulet ball singing excerpts of music. "
The fourth part, like the first, consists of multiple sections: "Queen Mab, or fairy dreams", "funeral procession Juliet", "Romeo in the tomb of the Capulets' final.