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Berlioz - The Complete Works

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029561444

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 27

Release Date: 1st February 2019

Contents

Works

Berlioz, Hector

Amitie, reprends ton empire, H10b
Aubade, H78b
Beatrice et Benedict, op.27
Benvenuto Cellini, op.23 H76a
Canon libre a la quinte, H14
Chansonnette de Mr Leon de Wailly, H73
Feuillets d'album, op.19 H121
Fleurs des landes, op.13
Fugue, H22
Fugue a 3 sujets, H35
Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem), op.5
Harold in Italy, op.16
Herminie
Hymne pour la consecration du nouveau tabernacle, H135
Irlande, op.2 H38
Je crois en vous, H70
Je vais donc quitter pour jamais, H6
L'Enfance du Christ, op.25
L'Imperiale, op.26
La Captive, op.12
La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
La Mort d'Orphee
La Mort de Cleopatre
La Nonne sanglante, H91
La revolution grecque, H21a
Le Ballet des ombres, H37
Le Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95
Le Corsaire: Overture, op.21 H101
Le Maure jaloux, H9b
Le Roi Lear: Overture, op.4
Le Temple Universel, op.28
Le chant des Bretons, H71b
Le cinq mai, op.6 H74
Le depit de la bergere, H7
Lelio, ou Le Retour a la Vie, op.14b
Le montagnard exile, H15
Les Francs-Juges, op.3
» Overture
Les Nuits d'ete, op.7
Les Troyens
Les champs, H67b
Messe solennelle, H20
Morceaux (3) pour l'orgue melodium d'Alexandre, H98-100
Nocturne a 2 voix, H31
Pleure, pauvre Colette, H11
Priere du matin, H112
Quartetto e Coro dei Maggi, H59
Reverie et Caprice for violin and orchestra, op.8
Rob Roy
Romeo et Juliette, op.17
Sara la baigneuse, H69
Sardanapale, H50
Scenes (8) de Faust, H33
Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48
Symphonie funebre et triomphale, op.15
Tantum ergo, H142
Te Deum, op.22
Toi qui l'aimas, verse des pleurs
Tristia, op.18
Veni creator, H141
Vox populi, H120
Waverley: overture, op.1

Lisle, Claude Joseph Rouget de

Chant du neuf Thermidor (arr. Berlioz), H51b
La Marseillaise (arr. Berlioz)

Martini, Jean Paul Egide

Plaisir d'amour (Joys of love) (arr. Berlioz)

Schubert, Franz

Erlkonig, op.1 D328 (orch. Hector Berlioz)

Weber, Carl Maria von

Invitation to the Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanze), J260 (orch. Berlioz)

Artists

Roberto Alagna
Marie-Claire Alain
Thomas Allen
Victoria de los Angeles
Janet Baker
Gilles Cachemaille
Renaud Capucon
Jose van Dam
Marie Delna
Sabine Devieilhe
Joyce DiDonato
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Elsa Dreisig
Simon Estes
Nicolai Gedda
Veronique Gens
Susan Graham
Thomas Hampson
Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Felia Litvinne
Felicity Lott
Donald McInnes
Thomas Moser
Ann Murray
Jessye Norman
Anne Sofie von Otter
Francoise Pollet
Michael Spyres
Robert Tear
Alexandre Tharaud
Rolando Villazon
Choeur de l’Opera de Lyon
Choeur de Radio France
Choeur Les Elements
Chorale Populaire de Paris
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Monteverdi Choir
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
London Classical Players
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Musique des Gardiens de la Paix
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon
Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Orchestre Les Siecles
Orchestre national de France
Orchestre national de l’ORTF
Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique
Orchestre symphonique de Montreal
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Conductors

John Barbirolli
Rhene-Baton
Leonard Bernstein
Adrian Boult
Jean-Claude Casadesus
Andre Cluytens
Colin Davis
Desire Dondeyne
Charles Dutoit
Laurence Equilbey
Louis Fremaux
John Eliot Gardiner
Daniel Harding
Mariss Jansons
Louis Langree
Jean Martinon
Riccardo Muti
Kent Nagano
John Nelson
Roger Norrington
Michel Plasson
Andre Previn
Francois-Xavier Roth
Yutaka Sado

Works

Berlioz, Hector

Amitie, reprends ton empire, H10b
Aubade, H78b
Beatrice et Benedict, op.27
Benvenuto Cellini, op.23 H76a
Canon libre a la quinte, H14
Chansonnette de Mr Leon de Wailly, H73
Feuillets d'album, op.19 H121
Fleurs des landes, op.13
Fugue, H22
Fugue a 3 sujets, H35
Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem), op.5
Harold in Italy, op.16
Herminie
Hymne pour la consecration du nouveau tabernacle, H135
Irlande, op.2 H38
Je crois en vous, H70
Je vais donc quitter pour jamais, H6
L'Enfance du Christ, op.25
L'Imperiale, op.26
La Captive, op.12
La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
La Mort d'Orphee
La Mort de Cleopatre
La Nonne sanglante, H91
La revolution grecque, H21a
Le Ballet des ombres, H37
Le Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95
Le Corsaire: Overture, op.21 H101
Le Maure jaloux, H9b
Le Roi Lear: Overture, op.4
Le Temple Universel, op.28
Le chant des Bretons, H71b
Le cinq mai, op.6 H74
Le depit de la bergere, H7
Lelio, ou Le Retour a la Vie, op.14b
Le montagnard exile, H15
Les Francs-Juges, op.3
» Overture
Les Nuits d'ete, op.7
Les Troyens
Les champs, H67b
Messe solennelle, H20
Morceaux (3) pour l'orgue melodium d'Alexandre, H98-100
Nocturne a 2 voix, H31
Pleure, pauvre Colette, H11
Priere du matin, H112
Quartetto e Coro dei Maggi, H59
Reverie et Caprice for violin and orchestra, op.8
Rob Roy
Romeo et Juliette, op.17
Sara la baigneuse, H69
Sardanapale, H50
Scenes (8) de Faust, H33
Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48
Symphonie funebre et triomphale, op.15
Tantum ergo, H142
Te Deum, op.22
Toi qui l'aimas, verse des pleurs
Tristia, op.18
Veni creator, H141
Vox populi, H120
Waverley: overture, op.1

Lisle, Claude Joseph Rouget de

Chant du neuf Thermidor (arr. Berlioz), H51b
La Marseillaise (arr. Berlioz)

Martini, Jean Paul Egide

Plaisir d'amour (Joys of love) (arr. Berlioz)

Schubert, Franz

Erlkonig, op.1 D328 (orch. Hector Berlioz)

Weber, Carl Maria von

Invitation to the Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanze), J260 (orch. Berlioz)

Artists

Roberto Alagna
Marie-Claire Alain
Thomas Allen
Victoria de los Angeles
Janet Baker
Gilles Cachemaille
Renaud Capucon
Jose van Dam
Marie Delna
Sabine Devieilhe
Joyce DiDonato
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Elsa Dreisig
Simon Estes
Nicolai Gedda
Veronique Gens
Susan Graham
Thomas Hampson
Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Felia Litvinne
Felicity Lott
Donald McInnes
Thomas Moser
Ann Murray
Jessye Norman
Anne Sofie von Otter
Francoise Pollet
Michael Spyres
Robert Tear
Alexandre Tharaud
Rolando Villazon
Choeur de l’Opera de Lyon
Choeur de Radio France
Choeur Les Elements
Chorale Populaire de Paris
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Monteverdi Choir
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
London Classical Players
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Musique des Gardiens de la Paix
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon
Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Orchestre Les Siecles
Orchestre national de France
Orchestre national de l’ORTF
Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique
Orchestre symphonique de Montreal
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Conductors

John Barbirolli
Rhene-Baton
Leonard Bernstein
Adrian Boult
Jean-Claude Casadesus
Andre Cluytens
Colin Davis
Desire Dondeyne
Charles Dutoit
Laurence Equilbey
Louis Fremaux
John Eliot Gardiner
Daniel Harding
Mariss Jansons
Louis Langree
Jean Martinon
Riccardo Muti
Kent Nagano
John Nelson
Roger Norrington
Michel Plasson
Andre Previn
Francois-Xavier Roth
Yutaka Sado

About

Honouring the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death, Berlioz: The Complete Works is the first-ever complete Hector Berlioz edition. The collection features milestone recordings selected from over 60 years of the Warner Classics, Erato, and Universal catalogues, including a number of world premiere recordings. Conceived in partnership with the Hector Berlioz Museum and Hector Berlioz Festival, this landmark boxed set will be an official product for France’s Berlioz Year (2019).

Hector Berlioz, France’s greatest Romantic composer, died in Paris on 8 March 1869. Warner Classics is marking the 150th anniversary of his death with the release of the first-ever complete Berlioz edition, a 27-CD box set of his works. Looking to repeat the success of Warner Classics’ complete Debussy edition, released in 2017, the set becomes available in physical and digital formats on 1 February 2019.

Hector Berlioz: The Complete Works contains a wealth of milestone recordings. Carefully selected from the Warner Classics and Erato catalogues with some additions from Decca and Deutsche Grammophon, they span more than 60 years, from 1956 to 2018. Among them are: the multi-award winning 2017 recording of Les Troyens conducted by John Nelson; the Symphonie fantastique and Lélio conducted by Jean Martinon; Janet Baker singing Les Nuits d’été conducted by Sir John Barbirolli, and L’Enfance du Christ conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

The edition also contains a number of world premiere recordings, most notably the surviving fragments of the unfinished opera La Nonne sanglante. Featuring leading French soprano Véronique Gens, these were recorded at their world premiere performance at the 2018 Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André, near Lyon. The edition offers a special bonus in the form of the two earliest recordings of Berlioz’s music, produced by Pathé at the beginning of 20th century: two of Didon’s arias from Les Troyens are sung by Marie Delna and Félia Litvinne, and for the very first time on CD the first ever recording of the Symphonie fantastique under Rhené-Baton’s baton, recorded in 1923.

Berlioz was born in La Côte-Saint-André in 1803. The town’s Hector Berlioz Museum, an official partner in Hector Berlioz: The Complete Works, has supplied numerous documents and images for the lavish 160-page booklet. Along with material from France’s Bibliothèque Nationale, they complement fascinating notes by David Cairns – perhaps the world’s leading authority on Berlioz. France’s Ministry of Culture has honoured the edition with inclusion in its official schedule for Berlioz Year 2019.

Berlioz is the epitome of the Romantic composer, exemplifying the spirit which dominated the artistic world in the 19th century. He led an unconventional, hectic life, driven by his passions, and was an avid admirer of Beethoven, the father of Romanticism in music, and of such influential literary figures as Shakespeare, Goethe, Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Victor Hugo. Much of his music has an autobiographical element; his most famous work, the Symphonie fantastique (1830) was inspired by his obsessive love for the British actress Harriet Smithson, whom he eventually married.

His works are astonishing for their ambition, originality and colour. He was a transformative force in orchestration and often used huge forces – such as 16 timpani in his Grande Messe des Morts and six harps in Les Troyens. While each of his major works has a distinctive poetry and atmosphere, it is perhaps Les Troyens, an opera of epic proportions, that best sums up his richly diverse artistic personality.

In some senses ahead of its time, Berlioz’s gItalicenius was only fully understood after his death. The works of a similarly imaginative and innovative artist, the British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), have been chosen as cover art for Hector Berlioz: The Complete Works. With their colour, splendour and expressive power, they provide an ideal visual analogue to Berlioz’s music.

A wealth of milestone recordings and multi-award winners, including:
- Les Troyens (Joyce DiDonato, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Michael Spyres, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, John Nelson)
- Les Nuits d’été (Janet Baker, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli)
- Symphonie fantastique & Lélio (Orchestre national de l’ORTF, Jean Martinon)
- L’enfance du Christ (Anne Sofie von Otter, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, John Eliot Gardiner)
- La Damnation de Faust (Thomas Moser, Susan Graham, José van Dam, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Kent Nagano)

A number of world premiere recordings:
- La Nonne sanglante (surviving fragments of this unfinished opera)
- Fugue, H22 (1826) & Fugue à trois sujets, H35 (1829) for organ
- Le dépit de la bergère, romance, H7 (c.1819) for voice & piano
- Le temple universel, H137c (1861) completed and orchestrated along Berlioz’s wishes

Historical premiere recordings:
- 2 of the earliest recordings ever made of Berlioz’s work, and the first ever recording of the Symphonie fantastique:
- Les Troyens Acte III “Chers Tyriens” (Didon): Marie Delna (contralto), ca. 1903
- Les Troyens Acte V “Adieu, fière cité” (Didon): Félia Litvinne (soprano), ca. 1904
- Symphonie fantastique under the direction of Rhené-Baton, 1923

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