Listening Booth – Sergei Prokofiev, “Dance of the Knights”

Alright, time for you cretins to get a little culture.  Even if you don’t like classical music, you gotta give it up for Sergei Prokofiev.  The man could write some really stirring music.  Although my favorite Prokofiev work is his film score and cantata for Alexander Nevsky, today I’m highlighting a piece from his ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Op. 64).

Here’s a selection from Act 1, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet – “Dance of the Knights” (also known as “Montagues and Capulets”).  Muse fans will recognize this as the piece the band plays over the PA prior to some of their live shows.  If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us.