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Berlioz Rediscovered / Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique

Gardiner / Berloiz / Orr
Release Date: 09/11/2007 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000972909  
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This DVD brings together two concert performances with Gardiner, a leading Berlioz interpreter, conducting his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. This is a unique coupling of two fabulous live concerts!

The Symphonie Fantastique is a glorious orchestral tour de force which is central to the repertoire of every major orchestra. It is performed here on original instruments in its original 1830s orchestration in the atmospheric old hall of the Paris Conservatoire where it was first heard.

The other work is the first performance of the newly discovered Messe Solennelle. Written when Berlioz was just 20 years old, it was thought lost until its rediscovery in 1992. The first performance of this large-scale Mass
Read more for 150 years was filmed in London's Westminster Cathedral and is a very special musical occasion. Gardiner's period-instrument orchestra gives characteristically idiomatic performances of these seminal works (which are also linked thematically, through Berlioz's extensive re-use of material from the Messe).

Duration: Symphonie Fantastique 55:28, Messe Solennelle 58:06
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Region: All
Sound: LPCM Stereo / DTS / Digital 5.1 surround

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
2.
Messe solennelle by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Paris, France 

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