Posted by: JB Date: Monday, June 6, 2005, at 1:59 a.m. IP Address: 184.108.40.206
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Wasn't that Prokofiev? *NM*(Amuro)
If you mean wasn't Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev and not by Tchaikovsky, you would be right and wrong. Both composers have written music for a Romeo and Juliet scenario; Tchaikovsky wrote a fantasy overture and Prokofiev a ballet. As to the scene in question I didn't notice if Williams quoted from either of these pieces, but Across the Stars for some reason has always reminded me of a "Romeo and Juliet" idea.