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BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette (NTSC)



BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette (NTSC)

Roméo et Juliette
From the Gasteig Kulturzentrum, Munich
Concert Performance; Sung in French

Hanna Schwarz, Philip Langridge, Peter Meven,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra,
Sir Colin Davis

Directed for TV by Klaus Lindemann

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format:4:3
Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 102 mins

Cat. No:102 017

  • “Berlioz has long been a Davis speciality, and part of his success is due to his judicious mix of restrained classical-era and Romantic styles in his approach to the composer. … one was continually struck by the way passage after passage still sounded as if it had been written yesterday.” Classics Today

    • This live recording features a concert performance of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, a dramatic symphony, with solo and choral voices, in the original French language version.
    • Sir Colin Davis conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra with soloists Philip Langridge (tenor), Hanna Schwarz (alto) and Peter Meven (bass).
    • Roméo et Juliette is the greatest and most satisfying of all Shakespearean works and inspired Berlioz to one of his best and successful dramatic symphonies. Intended for the concert hall, its musical core is purely orchestral, while the outer movements are choral and vocal, their function being narrative and more theatrical. Yet the whole piece coheres magically and no other work of Berlioz more perfectly demonstrates both his poetic and the individuality of his genius.

Berlioz, Hector

Deschamps, Emile

Davis, Colin

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus

Langridge, Philip; Meven, Peter; Schwarz, Hanna

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Classical Concert

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 102017

Barcode: 807280201796

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Listening samples not available for this release.

Physical Release: 03/2006

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