Berlioz Romeo et Juliette

London Symphony Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Almost from the moment that the 23 year old Berlioz saw the English company’s performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Odéon theatre in September 1827, ideas for some kind of musical response began to crowd into his mind. But the article in an English newspaper which later reported that as he left the theatre he exclaimed, ‘I shall write my grandest symphony on the play’ could not have been more wrong.

Tracklist

1.
Premiere Partie - No 1 - Introduction - Combats - Tumulte - Intervention du Prince
04:40
2.
Premiere Partie - No 1 - Prologue - Recitatif Chorale D'anciennes haines endormies
04:33
3.
Premiere Partie - No 1 - Prologue - Strophes Premiers transports que nul n'oublie!
06:59
4.
Premiere Partie - No 1 - Prologue - Recitatif et Scherzetto Bientot de Romeo
02:59
5.
Deuxieme Partie - No 2 - Romeo seul - Tristesse - Bruit lointain de bal et de concert - Grande Fe
12:14
6.
Deuxieme Partie - No 3 - Scene d'amour - Nuit sereine - Le Jardin de Capulet, silencieux et dese
17:49
7.
Deuxieme Partie - No 4 - Scherzo - La Reine Mab, ou la Fee des Songes
07:52
8.
Troisieme Partie - No 5 - Convoi funebre de Juliette Jetez des fleurs pour la vierge expiree!
09:26
9.
Troisieme Partie - No 6 - Romeo au tombeau des Capulets - Invocation - Reveil de Juliette
07:14
10.
Troisieme Partie - No 7 - Final - La foule accourt au cimetiere - Rixe des Capulets et des Mont
03:53
11.
Troisieme Partie - No 7 - Final - Air du Pere Laurence Pauvres enfants que je pleure
08:21
12.
Troisieme Partie - No 7 - Final - Serment de reconciliation Jurez donc, par l'auguste symbole
04:25

Total time: 01:30:25

Additional information

Label

SKU

LSO0762

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Original Recording Format

Producer

James Maillinson

Recording Engineer

Jonathan Stokes, neil Hutchinson – Classic Sound Ltd

Recording location

Barbican, London

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date July 8, 2016

Press reviews

BBC Music Magazine 4 out of 5

‘His [Gergiev] orchestra and chorus has been seasoned with Berlioz under Sir Colin Davis, with two familiar soloists, the rich toned Olga Borodina and Kenneth Tarver, who once again delivers Mercutio’s Queen Mab fantasy with elegant fluency and dash.’

The Northern Echo

An account that brims with energy and vitality

The Scotsman 4 out of 5

Valery Gergiev directs a red-hot performance here with the LSO and the London Symphony Chorus, augmented by the fresh-sounding Guildhall School Singers…It’s a strong team performance, driven by earthy passion

Journal de Quebec 5 out of 5

Under the direction of the great conductor Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra shines in all its finery… Between touching and elegance, Gergiev, LSO and interpreters are integral to delivering a version that highlights the serious and mysterious atmosphere. A great success

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