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BERLIOZ: Cantatas


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BERLIOZ: Cantatas

Apart from the operas, Berlioz wrote a large number of vocal works. Between 1827 and 1830, he attempted the coveted Prix de Rome on four occasions, winning at his final attempt. This prize, established for musicians by Napoleon, brought with it a stay of two years in Rome at the Villa Medici, and was a significant honour for any ambitious young composer. The four now little-known Prix de Rome Cantatas, including the fascinating Herminie whose introduction was later to become the idée fixe of the Symphonie fantastique are brought together on this recording in the year of the bicentenary celebrations of Berlioz’s birth.

Berlioz, Hector
Vieillard, Pierre-Ange, lyricist(s)

1.   Herminie 00:21:06
  La Mort de Cleopatre
2.   La Mort de Cleopatre 00:20:46

Berlioz, Hector
Gail, Jean-Francois, lyricist(s)

  La Mort de Sardanapale
3.   La Mort de Sardanapale 00:05:51

Berlioz, Hector
Berton, Henri-Montan, lyricist(s)

  La Mort d'Orphee
4.   La Mort d'Orphee 00:13:01

Total Playing Time: 01:00:44

Berlioz, Hector

Berton, Henri-Montan; Gail, Jean-Francois; Vieillard, Pierre-Ange

Casadesus, Jean-Claude

Lille National Orchestra

Pas-de-Calais North Regional Choir

Lagrange, Michèle; Uria-Monzon, Béatrice; Vallejo, Daniel Galvez

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular; Vocal

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.555810

Barcode: 0747313581023

Physical Release: 06/2003

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