Berlioz - Romeo et Juliette, Harold in Italy, Roman Carnival | Australian Eloquence ELQ4806621

Berlioz - Romeo et Juliette, Harold in Italy, Roman Carnival

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4806621

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 9th December 2013

Contents

Artists

Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)
Michel Senechal (tenor)
Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
Robert Vernon (viola)
Les solistes des choeurs de l’ORTF
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

Works

Berlioz, Hector

Harold in Italy, op.16
Le Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95
Romeo et Juliette, op.17

Artists

Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)
Michel Senechal (tenor)
Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
Robert Vernon (viola)
Les solistes des choeurs de l’ORTF
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

About

Shakespeare and Byron meet for a double-CD of Maazel’s recordings of two of Berlioz’s works for Decca, coupled with the Roman Carnival Overture, included on an Overtures disc for Decca. Back on CD after a long absence, the 1972 Vienna Roméo boasts a stellar vocal cast.
 
Robert Vernon’s rich, slightly resonated tone is very apt for Harold’s melancholy detachment, and the warmth in it is of genuine viola quality’ - Gramophone (Harold en Italie)
 
Maazel comes into his own with the “Capulets’ Ball”, setting off with a splendid thrust and maintaining the atmosphere with a tempo that is at once firm and exuberant … Maazel plays the moment of Romeo’s collapse and Juliet’s suicide with brilliant articulation’ - Gramophone (Roméo et Juliette)

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