||Romeo and Juliet
||Ромео и Джульетта
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||Andante non tanto quasi Moderato—Andante—Allegro giusto (277 bars)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1878–81? (unfinished) ; completed by Sergey Taneyev, 1894
||1894-10 in St. Petersburg
- Julius Bleichmann (conductor)
||1895 - Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1895.
- Full score (ed. Sergey Taneyev), 51 pages. Plate 802-a
||Aleksandr Sokolovsky (1837–1915),
- after William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
- Juliet (Джульетта) - soprano
Romeo (Ромео) - tenor
- 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), harp, strings
||Includes music from the Romeo and Juliet (overture-fantasia)
||Tchaikovsky considered writing an opera on the subject of Romeo and Juliet between 1878 and 1881. Sketches for a duet scene, partly based on themes from the overture-fantasia, were found after the composer's death, and subsequently completed by Sergey Taneyev.