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Ernest Ansermet Conducts Berlioz & Liszt & Wagner

Berlioz / Orch De La Suisse Romande / Ansermet
Release Date: 12/14/2010 
Label:  Cascavelle   Catalog #: 3143  
Composer:  Hector BerliozFranz LisztRichard Wagner
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique was taped on tour in Tokyo in 1968. Again this is more exciting than the studio inscription he left, and it clearly had an effect on the audience, who – according to the booklet notes – besieged the octogenarian conductor afterwards. It gathers incrementally in theatrical drama, is cannily paced and excitingly delivered. In fact that’s the common currency of this disc because Wagner’s A Faust Overture comes next (Geneva, 1950) in a powerful reading, made the more useful given that he didn’t record it commercially. The disc ends with Liszt, whose symphonic poem Hunnenschlacht is seldom heard in the concert hall. This 1959 performance is suitably fiery, even more so than his studio reading."
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
2.
Die Hunnenschlacht, S 105 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Faust Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1844; Germany 

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