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Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust / Gedda, Horne, Pretre


Release Date: 07/03/2001 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 1290   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Marilyn HorneRoger SoyerDimiter PetkovNicolai Gedda
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House OrchestraRome Opera House Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Georges Prêtre is far more inspired here than on his commercial EMI recording, the Rome Opera forces responding to all his mercurial demands. An almost ideal cast adds to our enjoyment. Nicolai Gedda’s understanding of French style has always been a marvel, and he is here matched by the urbanity of Roger Soyer’s Mephisto. Marilyn Horne is surprise casting as Marguerite, but turns in one of the best performances of the role on disc.

– Joel Kasow, Fanfare [3/2008], reviewing this recording on Bravissimo 9082
Georges Prêtre is far more inspired here than on his commercial EMI recording, the Rome Opera forces responding to all his mercurial demands. An almost ideal cast adds to our enjoyment. Nicolai Gedda’s understanding of French style has always been a marvel, and he is here matched by the urbanity of Roger Soyer’s Mephisto. Marilyn Horne is surprise casting as Marguerite, but turns in one of the best performances of the role on disc.

– Joel Kasow, Fanfare [3/2008], reviewing this recording on Bravissimo 9082 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Soprano), Roger Soyer (Bass), Dimiter Petkov (Baritone),
Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Date of Recording: 01/11/1969 
Venue:  Live  Rome, Italy 
Length: 124 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: La vieil hiver a fait palce au printemps
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Les bergers quittent leurs troupeaux
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Marche hongroise [Hungarian March]
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Sans regrets j'ai quitte les riantes campagnes
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Christ vient de ressusciter!
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Helas! Doux chants duc iel
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Certain rat, dans une cuisine
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Une puce gentille
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Voice des roses
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Dors! Heureux Faust
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Ballet des sylphes [Dance of the Sylphs]
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Margarita! Qu'ai-je vu?
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Merci, doux crepuscule!
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Je l'entends!
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Autrefois un roi de Thule!
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Esprits des flammes inconstantes
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Maintenant, chantons a cette belle
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Devant la maison
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Grand dieu!
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Allons, il est trop tard!
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Au son des trompettes
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Nature immense, inpenetrable et fiere
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: A la voute azuree
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Dans mon coeur retentit sa voix
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Has! Irimiru Karabrao!
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust: Laus! Laus! Hosanna!

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