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Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette

Release date: 23 Sep 2016, CKD521

Artists

Alastair Miles, Andrew Staples, Katija Dragojevic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Robin Ticciati

Composers

Hector Berlioz

Label

Category

Orchestral

Period

Romantic

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Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79 94:05  
Part 1. Prologue. Récitatif harmonique. "D’anciennes haines endormies" 04:43  
Part 1. Strophes. "Premiers transports que nul n’oublie!" 05:11  
Part 1. Strophes. "Premiers transports que nul n’oublie!" 06:01  
Part 1. "Bientôt de Roméo" - Scherzetto vocal. "Mab, la messagère" 03:20  
Part 2. Roméo seul. Tristesse - Bruit lontain de bal et de concert 06:57  
Part 2. Grande fête chez Capulet 05:55  
Part 3. Nuit sereine. Le jardin de Capulet, silencieux et désert 18:53  
 

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icciati has previously recorded Symphonie Fantastique, Les nuits d'été & La mort de Cléopâtre and L'enfance du Christ; the latter was named Gramophone's 'Top Choice' recording of this repertoire.

Ticciati and the SRSO are joined by the Swedish Radio Choir, a phenomenal ensemble and one of the best large-scale choruses in Europe, alongside featured soloists Katija Dragojevic mezzo-soprano, Andrew Staples tenor and Alastair Miles bass.

Roméo et Juliette was considered a pinnacle of French Romanticism and a brilliant example of Berlioz's orchestral mastery. The work is one of the most original conceptions of the nineteenth century: deftly poised between symphony and stage drama.

Robin Ticciati fully communicates the range of Berlioz's imagination; he brings an innate understanding of the romanticism of the music and succeeds in delivering a performance that is brimming with color.

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette

Category Orchestral

Period Romantic

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