Berlioz L’enfance du Christ

London Symphony Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Alone among Berlioz’s major works, L’enfance du Christ came into being not in response to a clear plan but gradually, haphazardly, over a period of several years. One evening in 1850 at a party, while his fellow guests played cards, his friend the architect Joseph-Louis Duc asked him to write something for his album. Berlioz complied: ’I take a scrap of paper and draw a few staves, on which in a little while an Andantino in four parts for organ makes its appearance. I am struck by a certain character of naïve, rustic devoutness in the music and decide to add some words in the same vein. The organ piece disappears and turns into a chorus of Bethlehem shepherds saying goodbye to the child Jesus at the moment when the Holy Family set out on their journey to Egypt.’

Tracklist

1.
Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode, prologue - Dans la créche, en ce temps
01:53
2.
Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode, scene 1 - Marche Nocturne
08:25
3.
Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode, scenes 2 & 3 - Toujours ce rêve!
08:49
4.
Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode, scene 4 - Les sages de Judée
03:33
5.
Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode, scene 4 - Les Devins font des évolutions
01:28
6.
Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode, scene 4 - La voix dit vrai, Seigneur
04:11
7.
Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode, scene 5 - O mon cher fils
08:20
8.
Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode, scene 6 - Joseph! Marie!
04:21
9.
Part II, La Fuite en Égypte, Ouverture
06:25
10.
Part II, La Fuite en Égypte, The Shepherds Farewell to the Holy Family
07:15
11.
Part II, La Fuite en Égypte, The Holy Family at Rest
04:32
12.
Part III, L'Arrivée a Sïs, Depuis trois jours
06:39
13.
Part III, L'Arrivée a Sïs,, Dans cette ville immense
03:33
14.
Part III, L'Arrivée a Sïs,entrez pauvres Hébreux
05:25
15.
Part III, L'Arrivée a Sïs,- Trio for two flutes and harp
07:36
16.
Part III, L'Arrivée a Sïs, - Vous pleurez, jeune mére
06:23
17.
Part III, L'Arrivée a Sïs, - Ce fut ainsi que par un infidèle
04:27
18.
Part III, L'Arrivée a Sïs, - O mon âme
03:08

Total time: 01:36:23

Additional information

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LSO0606

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Producer

James Mallinson

Recording Engineer

Jonathan Stokes, Neil Hutchinson – Classic Sound Ltd

Recording location

Barbican London England

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date July 8, 2016

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