Beethoven - Leonore Overture, Ah Perfido / Cherubini - Symphony, Medee Aria | MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm) MDG9401854

Beethoven - Leonore Overture, Ah Perfido / Cherubini - Symphony, Medee Aria

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Label: MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm)

Cat No: MDG9401854

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 27th May 2014

Contents

Artists

Maria Bengtsson (soprano)
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Conductor

Bertrand de Billy

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Ah, perfido!, op.65
Leonore Overture no.1, op.138

Cherubini, Luigi

Medea
» Vous voyez de vos fils
Symphony in D major

Artists

Maria Bengtsson (soprano)
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Conductor

Bertrand de Billy

About

Bertrand de Billy has selected Luigi Cherubini’s only symphony with his new orchestra in mind. This recently appointed guest conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne revealingly relates Cherubini to Ludwig van Beethoven, with Maria Bengtsson in top form as Medea.

Since Cherubini composed his symphony for London, we should not be surprised to find the late Haydn peering around the corner now and again. Maria Callas successfully lent her support to Cherubini’s Medée, and ever since it has been one of his greatest stage hits. His contemporaries thought that the work was too long. He thereupon blotted out five hundred bars that were first reconstructed in 2013, with help from the most advanced x-ray technology. 'Vous voyez de vos fils' is one of the all-time great moments in the opera literature, and Maria Bengtsson gives us the opportunity to experience the whole emotional spectrum of the title heroine’s suffering.

A stunning addition to MDG's 2 2 2 surround sound technology on SACD.

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