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Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict

    1. Béatrice et Bénédict: "Je vais le voir ... il me revient fidele"
    2. Béatrice et Bénédict: "Vous soupirez, madame ... Nuit paisible et sereine"
    3. Béatrice et Bénédict: "Viens! Viens, de l'hymenee"
  • Catalogue Number LSO0004
    UPC 822231100423

    James Mallinson producer
    Tony Faulkner sound engineer

    Recorded June 2000, Barbican, London

    176.4kHz (high density PCM) recording
    Notes in English / en Francais / auf Deutsch

  • 'These discs capture the scintillating warmth of performances where the LSO was on virtuosic form, and leave you marvelling at the work's musical brilliance. This is a musical feast.' The Times

    'A limpid and exhilarating delight. Enkelejda Shkosa and Kenneth Tarver in the title roles are excellent, Susan Gritton's Hero outstanding. Davis touches everything with quicksilver.' Sunday Times

    'Here one can concentrate on the exquisite, enchanted score. The recording quality is excellent.'
    Sunday Telegraph

    'The first batch of releases from the new LSO label is nothing short of sensational, with excellent sound quality, and the spine tingling spontaneity which comes from recording concert performances.' Yorkshire Post

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Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra


Berlioz frequently turned to Shakespeare for inspiration, and in Béatrice et Bénédict produced a delightful and sensuous score based on Much Ado About Nothing. The brilliant young cast excel in some of Berlioz's most beautifully crafted and elegant music under the inspirational guidance of Sir Colin Davis.


Composer   Berlioz
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
Soloists   Enkelejda Shkosa, Kenneth Tarver, Susan Gritton, Sara Mingardo, David Wilson-Johnson, Laurent Naouri, Dean Robinson

Track list
Disc 1
1. Béatrice et Bénédict: Ouverture
2. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, No 2 - "Le more est en fuite"
3. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, No 2bis - Sicilienne
4. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, No 3 - "Je vais le voir ... il me revient fidele"
5. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, No 4 - "Comment le dedain pourrait-il mourir?"
6. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, No 5 - "Me marier? Dieu me pardonne!"
7. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, No 6bis - "Mourez, tendres epoux"
8. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, No 7 - "Ah! Je vais l'aimer"
9. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act I, No 8 - "Vous soupirez, madame ... Nuit paisible et sereine"

Disc 2
1. Béatrice et Bénédict: Entr'acte
2. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act II, No 9 - Improvisation et choeur a boire
3. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act II, No 10 - "Dieu! Que viens-je d'entendre ... Il m'en souvient"
4. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act II, No 11 - "Je vais, d'un choeur aimant"
5. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act II, No 12 - "Viens! Viens, de l'hymenee"
6. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act II, No 13 - "Dieu qui guidas nos bras"
7. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act II, No 14 - "Ici l'on voit Benedict"
8. Béatrice et Bénédict: Act II, No 15 - "L'amour est un flambeau"

 

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