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Romeo and juliet Music Literature Analysis

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"Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Love Theme" by Peter Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Love Theme by Peter Tchaikovsky retells the story of R&J in an instrumental and overture way. Tchaikovsky correctly and accurately interprets the play of Romeo and Juliet with an orchestra. His orchestra uses different types of instruments, volume, tempo and sounds to express and emphasize the story of Romeo and Juliet in a dramatic and harmonic way.

Tchaikovsky begins the overture with the slow violin and gradually builds up the emotions and actions of R&J. He clusters instrument sounds to implement the intensity of the first scene of the play. The beginning of the play starts off with Gregory and Sampson provoking Abraham and Benvolio into a fight. Then, the overture and play continues with the quick beat pace of instruments resembling the start of the first Montague and Capulet brawl.

The middle of the overture becomes alive when there are changing combinations of loud and quiet tempos. It amplifies the excitement and tragedy during the middle part of the play and overture. In addition, the constant alternating combinations of different tempos illustrate how problems begin

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