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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique / Gardiner, Richardot, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique


Release Date: 06/28/2019 
Label:  Chateau De Versailles   Catalog #: CVS011  
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Lucile Richardot
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was whilst on the verge of loving despair that Hector Berlioz wrote this Symphonie Fantastique, épisode de la vie d’un artiste (episode from the life of an artist) where he portrays the obsession of this impossible love and the torture it inflicts upon the young man who has almost gone mad. It was first performed in December 1830 and immediately became the emblem of the musical avant-garde, making use of an unheard of soundscape which drove the audience into a frenzy which had never before been known for an orchestral work in France. Revived here by the great Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the concert is filled with symbolic works by the composer with the spendid overture from the Corsaire, and the cantata, La Mort de Read more Cléopâtre. And finally, two mythical extracts from the great work by Berlioz, his opera, Les Troyens. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
2.
La mort de Cléopâtre by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Lucile Richardot (Mezzo-soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; France 
3.
Les Troyens: Act IV, Chasse Royale et Orage by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1858; France 
4.
Les troyens: Je vais mourir...Adieu, fičre cité by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Lucile Richardot (Mezzo-soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1858; France 
5.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 

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