The Complete Berlioz Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (10CD)

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Artist:
Daniel Barenboim

Marking 150 years since the death of Berlioz, Deutsche Grammophon presents one of the most significant collections of Berlioz's major works performed by French musicians under a single conductor – Daniel Barenboim's Complete Berlioz Recordings on DG with the Orchestre de Paris. 

This 10-CD limited edition set features celebrated performances from Placido Domingo, Jessye Norman and Kiri Te Kanawa and includes a new essay from musicologist Nigel Simeone.

Daniel Barenboim first came to Berlioz to understand Wagner more fully. This immersion in Berlioz led to the important series of recordings with the Orchestre de Paris presented in this set.

From 1975 until 1989, Barenboim was music director of the Orchestre de Paris and this exploration of Berlioz became one of the most significant collections of the composer's major works performed by French musicians under a single conductor. Throughout this survey, Barenboim demonstrates the value of using thoroughly idiomatic French choral and orchestral forces, and together with the Orchestre de Paris, relishes the inventiveness of Berlioz' orchestration.

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Tracklisting:

Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Berlioz: Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9
Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)
Plácido Domingo (tenor)
Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Rouget de Lisle: La Marseillaise (arr. Berlioz)
Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
Francisco Araiza (tenor), Jules Bastin (bass), Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Yvonne Minton (mezzo-soprano)
Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24
Placido Domingo (Fasut), Dietrich Fischer- Dieskau (Méphisto), Yvonne Minton (Marguerite), Jules Bastin (Brander), Claudine Chastagnol (Voix Céleste)
Choeur de l'orchestre de Paris, Choeur d'Enfants de Paris, Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)
Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Berlioz: Reverie et Caprice, Op. 8
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Berlioz: Cléopâtre - Scène lyrique, H36
Jessye Norman (soprano)
Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict
Yvonne Minton (Béatrice), Plácido Domingo (Bénédict), Ileana Cotrubas (Héro), Nadine Denize (Ursule), Roger Soyer (Claudio), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Somarone), John Macurdy (Don Pedro), Genevieve Page (narrator)
Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim