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Berlioz: Requiem / Colin Davis, Dowd, London So


Release Date: 10/30/1997 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 416283   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Ronald Dowd
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony ChorusWandsworth School Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : Germany   
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ronald Dowd; Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Sir Colin Davis. Philips 416 283-2 [2 CDs; with Symphonie funèbre et triomphale].

Davis’s powerful account is one of the high points of his 1960s Berlioz cycle for Philips. In a reading notable as much for its attention to detail as its sense of sweep, he builds grand climaxes with absolute sureness while showing an extraordinary ear for nuance and color. The playing of the London orchestra is ravishing, and the recording, made in Westminster Cathedral in 1969, is well focused and ideally atmospheric. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection.
Ronald Dowd; Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Sir Colin Davis. Philips 416 283-2 [2 CDs; with Symphonie funèbre et triomphale].

Davis’s powerful account is one of the high points of his 1960s Berlioz cycle for Philips. In a reading notable as much for its attention to detail as its sense of sweep, he builds grand climaxes with absolute sureness while showing an extraordinary ear for nuance and color. The playing of the London orchestra is ravishing, and the recording, made in Westminster Cathedral in 1969, is well focused and ideally atmospheric. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Grande messe des morts, Op. 5 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Ronald Dowd (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; France 
Language: Latin 
2.
Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, Op. 15 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Ronald Dowd (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; France 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 1. Requiem - Kyrie
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 2. Dies irae - Tuba mirum
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 3. Quid sum miser
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 4. Rex tremendae
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 5. Quaerens me
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 6. Lacrymosa
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 7. Domine Jesu Christe
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 8. Hostias
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 9. Sanctus
Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts): 10. Agnus Dei
Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, Op.15: 1. Marche funèbre (Moderato un poco lento)
Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, Op.15: 2. Oraison funèbre (Adagio non tanto - Andantino un poco lento e sostenuto)
Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, Op.15: 3. Apothéose (Allegro non troppo e pomposo)

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