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  Getty: Joan and the Bells etc. - RNO/Vedernikov
  Gordon Getty: Joan and the Bells (cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra), Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64-ter

Lisa Delan (soprano)
Vladimir Chernov (baritone)
Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Russian National Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
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Review by Toni August 28, 2004 (2 of 5 found this review helpful)
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Getty piece here isn't really my cup of tea and it seems to be quite odd companion to the Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Anyway, it seems to be well performed and the story of Joan of Arc is always interesting. The bells at the end are very weak so the finale is too polite.

There's only second part of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet included, even thou play back time is only 51 minutes. This one is relaxed and a bit too laid back version when comparing to Telarc's Järvi SACD Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suites - Paavo Järvi. "Montagues and Capulets" lacks bunch and is slow, Järvi gives it the drive it needs. Some parts sound nice, maybe too kind, and rich, especially "Romeo at Juliet's Before Parting", but overall I like Järvi's version much better, sonically and performwise. Plus you get all three suites in one disc.

Sonics are clean, natural and rich, but maybe a bit thin at times. MC mix is conservative, there's only some ambience in the rear channels.

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Gordon Getty - Joan and the Bells
Serge Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet (Suite No. 2), Op. 64ter