Berlioz - Romeo et Juliette, Beatrice et Benedict Overture, Le Roi Lear Overture
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Cat No: 857344950
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 12th April 2019
WorksBeatrice et Benedict, op.27
Romeo et Juliette, op.17
ArtistsMarion Lebegue (mezzo-soprano)
Julien Behr (tenor)
Frederic Caton (bass)
Choeurs et Solistes de Lyon-Bernard Tetu
Orchestre National de Lyon
This is the third release in Leonard Slatkin and Orchestre National de Lyon’s series of recording works by Hector Berlioz. 2019 also marks the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Of the Symphonie fantastique recording (8572886/NBD0029), American Record Guide wrote: ‘Slatkin gives us a solid, balanced, well-paced Symphonie fantastique… Where some conductors see in the score a green light for all sorts of over-the-top shenanigans, Slatkin draws the listener’s attention to the beauty, nuance, and carefully wrought inner detail of the music.’ It was a MusicWeb International ‘Recording of the Month’ and nominated for a Grammy Award in 2012.
Their release of Harold en Italie (8573297/NBD0042) was an ‘Editor’s Choice’ by AllMusic.com: ‘Slatkin leads the orchestra with energy and humor, making sure that the picturesque aspects of the piece are vividly conveyed. This program is sure to please Berlioz aficionados…’
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