June 1, 2010

"Montagues Et Capulets (Dance of the Knights)"

Also known as "Dance of the Knights," "Montagues Et Capulets" is a score composed by Sergei Prokofiev. It is from Act I, Scene 2 of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.



Sergei Prokofiev in New York, in 1918


I must admit, I discovered this amazing piece of music doing a search for Peter O'Toole (a future post) and came across the trailer for the 1979 film Caligula. "Montagues Et Capulets (Dance of the Knights)" is the theme for the film and used prominently in the trailer.

2 comments:

Claudia said...

But have you seen Caligula???

Chris said...

I think I have, Claudia. It may have been a poor VHS version. I don't think I was very impressed; revolted, maybe.