Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky) Essay | Analysis of Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet"

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Analysis of Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet"

Summary: Main themes and musical ideas in "Romeo and Juliet"
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet

The slow introduction, which is the theme of Friar Lawrence, begins with a slow minor melody played by the clarinets, which imitates a Russian hymn. The strings then take over the melody and use suspensions. There is a modulation to the major and the strings and woodwind play together. The music modulates back to minor and the flute plays an ascending minor arpeggio whilst the harp plays glissandos. This is repeated. Pizzicato strings then play a descending sequence whilst the flute melody crescendos and accelerates. A string legato melody then alternates between the cello and the violin, before all the strings play together and crescendo as the harp accompanies and the violins play a pedal note. Diminished 7th chords are then played by strings and flute, whilst the harp plays ascending scales. A long timpani roll creates...

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