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Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette – LSO Live

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette

  • Catalogue Number LSO0003
    UPC 822231100324

    James Mallinson producer
    Tony Faulkner sound engineer

    Recorded January 2000, Barbican, London

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

  • Gramophone Magazine’s Essential Berlioz Recording
    'Sir Colin Davis's third recorded Roméo et Juliette with fine young soloists and his superb LSO forces. The refinement of the sound brings pianissimos of breathtaking delicacy, focused in fine detail.'

    Performance: ***** Recording: ***** 'The new version is governed by a purity of vision and moulded with a ripeness which even Davis cannot achieve every time ... The passionand warmth, are extraordinary.'
    BBC Music Magazine

    'The orchestra's home-grown CD label of its own concerts is sweeping the board in whatever repertoire it seems to choose.'
    Daily Telegraph

    'Davis is like a man possessed in this music, living every note and making it live like no other conductor can.'
    The Guardian

    'Davis's mastery is evident in matters great and small.'
    International Record Review

    'Davis's latest Berlioz sets new standards. You could sense the tension in the hall, and the recording ... Captures it to perfection. A fabulous bargain.'
    The Independent

    'Not to be missed.'
    Mail on Sunday


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Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra

The definitive recording of one of Berlioz's most popular works from the composer's greatest interpreter. All the drama and the passion of Shakespeare's epic tale are conveyed in an astounding performance that has been greeted with universal acclaim.

Composer   Berlioz
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
Soloists   Daniela Barcellona, Kenneth Tarver, Orlin Anastassov

Track list
Disc 1
1. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 1a - Combats - Tumulte - Intervention du Prince
2. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 1b - "D'anciennes haines endormies"
3. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 1c - "Premiers transports que nul n'oublie!"
4. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 1d - "C'est lui"
5. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 2 - Roméo seul - Tristesse - Concert et bal - Grand fete chez Capulet
6. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 3 - Scene d'amour
7. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 4 - La reine Mab, ou la fee des songes

Disc 2
1. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 5 - Convoi funebre de Juliette
2. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 6/7a - Romeo a`u tombeau ... La foule accourt au cimetierre
3. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 7b - "Quoi! Romeo de retour - Je vais devoiler le mystere"
4. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 7c - "Pauvres enfants que je pleure"
5. Roméo et Juliette: Scene 7d - "Jurez donc, par l'auguste symbole"

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