Berlioz - Harold in Italy, Overtures | Alto ALC1369

Berlioz - Harold in Italy, Overtures

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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1369

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 7th September 2018

Contents

Artists

Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Colin Davis

Works

Berlioz, Hector

Beatrice et Benedict, op.27
» Overture
Benvenuto Cellini, op.23 H76a
» Overture
Harold in Italy, op.16
Les Troyens
» Royal Hunt and Storm

Artists

Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Colin Davis

About

“Yet again Sir Colin Davis demonstrates his supreme mastery as a Berlioz interpreter ... especially fascinating is to compare this latest Harold en Italie with earlier versions - the biggest contrast is the extra tautness of Davis’s interpretation, with speeds consistently faster ... the textures are sparer, sharper and lighter – bringing extra incisiveness all round. One other benefit is that the magnificent Tabea Zimmermann, is balanced as part of the orchestra. The beauty of her tone, with its nut-brown colours on the C-string, is never masked, but the balance allows pianissimi of a delicacy never achieved by the 1975 version. In the introduction there is a repeat marked ‘pianissimo possibile’ - just what you hear in magic tones.” – Gramophone

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