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Berlioz: Requiem, Overtures / Levine, Pavarotti, Berlin PO


Release Date: 10/13/1992 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 429724   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraErnst Senff Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...The Levine/Pavarotti/BPO version [is] in every way superb..." -- Paul Shoemaker, MusicWeb International

"James Levine’s stunning recordings of the Brahms’ Requiem and of the Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms with the CSO and Hillis choirs should have prepared me for the discovery that his recording of the Berlioz Requiem is also outstanding. His chorus achieves only slightly less intensity than [Colin] Davis’s. The offstage bands sound a little under-rehearsed, surprising for the BPO. Pavarotti sings beautifully; if one has any doubts about the Great Wailer and Berlioz, one need only note in the program booklet a close-up photograph of Pavarotti and Levine meeting face to face as equals to realise that this
Read more recording would be a flawless collaboration between two men who are at the very top of their respective fields. The digital recording brilliantly reproduces the massed brass and percussion forces..." -- Paul Shoemaker, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Grande messe des morts, Op. 5 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ernst Senff Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem 
Length: 84 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Benvenuto Cellini: Overture, Op 23 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1837; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem 
Length: 10 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4.
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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