From the Balcony – Matt Tropman

From the Balcony – Matt Tropman
Catalog number: 316


01 West Side Story - I. Prologue
comp: Leonard Bernstein
02 West Side Story - II. Scherzo
03 West Side Story - III. Mambo
04 West Side Story - IV. Cha Cha
05 West Side Story - V. Maria
06 West Side Story - VI. Tonight
07 West Side Story - VII. One Hand, One Heart
08 West Side Story - VIII. Cool, Fugue
09 West Side Story - IX. Somewhere
10 West Side Story - X. I Have a Love
11 West Side Story - XI. Finale
12 Romeo and Juliet - I. Introduction
comp: S. Prokofiev
13 Romeo and Juliet - II. Masks
14 Romeo and Juliet - III. The Montegues and Capulets
15 Romeo and Juliet - IV. The Young Juliet
16 Romeo and Juliet - V. The City Awakens
17 Romeo and Juliet - VI. Public Merryment
18 Romeo and Juliet - VII. Mercutio-Fight
19 Romeo and Juliet - VIII. Romeo and Juliet at parting
20 Romeo and Juliet - IX. Juliet's Funeral and Death

Music from the two settings of Romeo and Juliet. The musical West Side Story and the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.

These two new arrangements, written especially for Matt, show not only his ability to play in a variety of musical styles but the great range, beautiful sound, and virtuosic capability of the euphonium as a solo voice.

In the West Side Story suite Matt plays with a small combo style chamber group with piano, bass, and a whole host of percussion instruments.

The Prokofiev suite offers a very different musical presentation of Shakespeare, and is more intimately scored for euphonium and piano only.

Here is a review from Audiophile Audition (middle of page)

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