Daniel Harding - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 70:45 minutes | 683 MB
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A world might seem to divide the unbridled Romanticism of Berlioz from the highly controlled art of Rameau, standard-bearer of the French Late Baroque. And yet, at a distance of less than a century ('Hippolyte' was premiered in 1733, the 'Fantastique' in 1830), the same passion links two works more similar than their stylistic divergence might suggest. There is the same audacity in the orchestration, combined with an innate sense of drama that springs repeated rhythmic and harmonic surprises.