Prokofiev wrote a ballet based on Williams Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet”. “Dance of the Knights” – otherwise known as “Montagues and Capulets” – is a scene from act II of the ballet, depicting the fateful encounter between the two warring clans. With its strong horns, stirring bass, and dramatic string theme on top of it, this composition became one of the most popular works by Prokofiev. In the decades since its premiere, “Dance of the Knights” has become an iconic work in its own right. Selections have been excerpted for film and television, sampled by musicians like Robbie Williams and Sia, movies like “Caligula” and “The Apprentice”, and used for the video games like “Civilization V.”
HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards will help you feel like a professional from first steps. Listen to “the Demo” file, where songs are featured exactly as they finally should sound, with HomeOrchestra’s soloist and the orchestra. Practice with our music sheet, then play our “play-along” track, step in as a soloist, and enjoy leading a full-scale symphonic orchestra in the comfort of your home!
Credits: Lola Smolokowski, piano / “Orquesta Reino de Aragon” orchestra / Ricardo Casero, conductor