Berlioz

Berlioz - Les Troyens (Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra) [2002]

Berlioz - Les Troyens (Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 4cd, 1010 MB
Classical | Label: LSO Live | Catalog Number: LSO0010 | TT: 3:59;28

Colin Davis’s 1969 recording remains a landmark event, the first time this grand opera of Meyerbeerian length, spectacular éclat and Wagnerian artistic ambition had found its way complete onto LP. It effectively changed views about Berlioz the opera composer and orchestral genius and has for many remained the yardstick by which all later performances have been judged. Although studio recorded, it was based on the Covent Garden casting of the day – Jon Vickers’s heroic Aeneas and Josephine Veasey’s voluptuous Dido – with a couple of Frenchmen to boost the ranks of lesser Trojans and Carthaginians…
Le Balcon, Maxime Pascal feat. Tonton A Faim - Berlioz & Lavandier: Symphonie Fantastique (2016)

Le Balcon, Maxime Pascal feat. Tonton A Faim - Berlioz & Lavandier: Symphonie Fantastique (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:43:50 | 252 MB
Label: Alpha

Puristes purs et durs, passez votre chemin ! Cette réécriture, cette « recréation » de la Symphonie fantastique de Berlioz signée Arthur Lavandier bousculera toutes les habitudes. Outre le fait que l’ensemble Le Balcon compte seulement une vingtaine de musiciens là où la partition originale en exige confortablement le quadruple, il y est fait usage de nombreux sons préenregistrés, le discours est de plus en plus modifié au fur et à mesure de l’évolution.

Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (Sylvain Cambreling) (2000)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 24, 2016
Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (Sylvain Cambreling) (2000)

Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (Sylvain Cambreling) (2000)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.60 Gb (DVD9) | 146 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Nederlands

This imaginative staging of Berlioz's dramatic symphony for chorus, soloists and orchestra relies heavily on the moving of massed choirs across a large stage. It has vivid lighting effects–rather too many of them using strobes–and monolithic multi-purpose sets, in particular a revolving glass drum which functions both as cinema screen and rostrum for singers, so that the final ride to Hell, for example, is sung by Mephistopheles and Faust above a cavalcade of projected horses, like the inside of a zoetrope. The three main soloists have voices on a scale that can compete with these flashy production values–White and Kasarova, in particular, sing at a level of intensity that would swamp anything less; the climactic seduction trio has rarely been sung so well or with such an overpoweringly polymorphous eroticism. Cambreling marshals his forces effectively, giving full rein to the work's showstoppers like the "Hungarian March" but not neglecting the subtler less kinetic Gluckian side of Berlioz's vocal writing. (Roz Kaveney)
Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ, La Mort de Cleopatre (1994) [Colin Davis]

Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ, Méditation religieuse, La Mort d'Ophélie, Sara la baigneuse, La Mort de Cléopâtre (1994)
English Chamber Orchestra; Goldsborough Orchestra; conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Elsie Morison, John Cameron, Joseph Rouleau, Peter Pears, Anne Pashley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 651 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Decca | # 443 461-2 | Time: 02:20:15

This is a delightful recording from a conductor more closely allied than any other to Berlioz's music. With Berlioz the devil is always in the detail; he was an extraordinary orchestrator and capable of writing unidiomatically for instruments–especially the woodwinds–in order to get exactly the sound he wanted. Or rather, sounds, for the whole texture is made up of many layers. Davis understands this as if by instinct, and draws some beautiful playing from the instrumentalists without ever losing sight of the whole picture. It has been said that the French style of phrasing is all foreplay and no climax: the singers bring this teasing quality to their long, flowing lines but with a charmingly English home-counties blush too. Elsie Moris's light tone is a perfect match for Peter Pears' cool, silvery voice in this respect - and the choir too makes a good full sound without ever getting too heavy. The two discs also include some other gems from the pen of this most idiosyncratic of composers.

The Portraits of Hector Berlioz: No. 26 (English, German and French Edition)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Aug. 27, 2015
The Portraits of Hector Berlioz: No. 26 (English, German and French Edition)

The Portraits of Hector Berlioz: No. 26 (English, German and French Edition) by Hector Berlioz
English, German, French | Dec. 11, 2003 | ISBN: 3761816774 | 401 Pages | PDF | 3.98 MB

Berlioz Studies (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at May 29, 2015
Berlioz Studies (repost)

Berlioz Studies (Cambridge Composer Studies) by Peter Bloom
English | September 25, 1992 | ISBN: 0521412862 | 300 pages | PDF | 7,4 MB

Berlioz: Past, Present, Future  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bookwarrior at May 23, 2015
Berlioz: Past, Present, Future

Berlioz: Past, Present, Future By Peter Bloom
2003 | 232 Pages | ISBN: 158046047X | PDF | 11 MB

Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Veslefrikk at Dec. 25, 2014
Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz (repost)

Stephen Rodgers "Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz"
Cambridge University Press | English | 2009-04-13 | ISBN: 0521884047 | 200 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Veslefrikk at July 20, 2014
Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz (repost)

Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz
Cambridge University Press | English | 2009-04-13 | ISBN: 0521884047 | 200 pages | PDF | 1,4 MB

Berlioz Studies (Cambridge Composer Studies) (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at May 8, 2013
Berlioz Studies (Cambridge Composer Studies) (repost)

Peter Bloom "Berlioz Studies (Cambridge Composer Studies)"
English | September 25, 1992 | ISBN: 0521412862 | 300 pages | PDF | 7,4 MB

This book contains nine essays by leading Berlioz scholars on various aspects of the great nineteenth-century musician's life and work. Among the pieces studied closely are Romeo et Juliette, La Damnation de Faust and Les Nuits d' été.