Beecham Berlioz

Hermann Scherchen - Les enregistrements »NIXA«: Berlioz • Tchaikovsky • Rimsky-Korsakov - 2001

Hermann Scherchen - Les enregistrements »NIXA«: Berlioz • Tchaikovsky • Rimsky-Korsakov
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 4CD, 779 MB
Label: Tahra | Catalog Number: TAH 413/416 | TT: 3:46'25''

It’s splendid that these Nixa discs are once more back in the catalogue. I believe they saw some life back in the late 1980s with transfers by Mike Dutton but those have, in any case, long been unavailable. Scherchen takes on rather Stokowski-like repertoire here – Berlioz, Rimsky and Tchaikovsky and in the case of second composer, certainly, he proves a formidable guide. His Berlioz has divided critics for half a century and that’s not likely to change, however attractive the presentation – and it is extremely attractive with full colour artwork depicting the original LP sleeves, some excellent photographs and useful ancillary material in the form of critical commentary. This is one of Tahra’s increasingly valuable “book” sets – the four CDs and text and artwork housed in book form, ten inches tall.

Berlioz · Symphonie Fantastique  Music

Posted by enjopin at Nov. 24, 2009
Berlioz · Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz · Symphonie Fantastique · Chicago Symphony Orchestra · Claudio Abbado
Classical | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG 206 MB | MP3 HQ, Tracks 89 MB | 1 CD | Covers | rs.com | 1984
Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Marches. Overtures (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Marches. Overtures (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 3.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 2.98GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 1.27GB + 5% Recovery

Oh my God! Wow!!! Are you ready to be terrorized by a March that literally makes you feel as if you ARE the person being marched to the scaffold or a Witch’s Sabbath that makes you feel as if Witches are right there harassing you? For the longest time I merely listened to the Symphonie Fantastique as a disinterested onlooker of the proceedings depicted in the music. I never felt an involvement with the music because of the performers involved—UNTIL NOW!!
Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set) {Philips Classics}

Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1877 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1096 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: Philips Classics - 456 143-2

Berlioz was the first Romantic master of the orchestra. His music hasn't been surpassed in terms of sheer brilliance and accuracy of effect. This set includes all of the overtures, the Symphonie fantastique, Harold in Italy, the Royal Hunt and Storm from Les Troyens, orchestral music from The Damnation of Faust and Romeo and Juliet, and the completely insane Grande Symphonie funebre et triumphale. Davis achieved his reputation as a conductor as a Berlioz specialist, and he proves an expert advocate on behalf of this stimulating, bizarre, and totally original genius.

Berlioz - Les Troyens (Antonio Pappano) (2013) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 11, 2017
Berlioz - Les Troyens (Antonio Pappano) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Berlioz - Les Troyens (Antonio Pappano) (2013) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 254 min | 33,0 Gb+31,1 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Les Troyens is a tour de force that ranges from fiery military marches to intense choruses, passionate soliloquies and the lyrical love duets of Dido and Aeneas. For Hector Berlioz, librettist and composer, the opera became the work of decades and the passion of a lifetime, the culmination of his literary love affair with Virgil's Aeneid and with two tragic heroines, Cassandra and Dido. David McVicar's staging is on an enormous scale, assembling one of the largest casts ever seen at Covent Garden. The sweeping theme of the rise and fall of empires runs throughout Les Troyens, along with moving meditations on love and honour.
Sir Thomas Beecham & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ascona, 1957: Beethoven, Handel, Delius, Sibelius (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.7; George Frideric Handel - Love in Bath: Ballet Suite
Frederick Delius - A Village Romeo and Juliet; Jean Sibelius - Alla marcia da: Karelia Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AURA | # AUR 142-2 ADD | Time: 01:11:54

Beethoven reputedly wasn't Beecham's favorite composer, but you wouldn't know it from this performance; it's exceedingly well conceived, highly energetic, and has that unique Beecham sparkle to it. The fillers also are delightful. All recorded in Ascona, Switzerland in 1957.
Mozart - Die Zauberflote (Beecham; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Strienz, Rosvaenge, Lemnitz, Berger) [1999]

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte (Beecham; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Strienz, Rosvaenge, Lemnitz, Berger)
[Prima Voce, Berlin 1937] [1999]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 427 MB
Classical | Label: Nimbus | Catalog Number: 7827 | TT: 2 Hours 11 Min

For anyone compiling a directory of the ‘greatest recordings’ of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra some nominations are easy to classify. Sir Thomas Beecham’s 1937/8 Berlin recording of Mozart’s The Magic Flute is certainly one of them. Originally re-mastered in 1991 it is pleasing to have this Nimbus set available in the catalogue…
– Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
Berlioz - Les Troyens (Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra) [2002]

Berlioz - Les Troyens (Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 4cd, 1010 MB
Classical | Label: LSO Live | Catalog Number: LSO0010 | TT: 3:59;28

Colin Davis’s 1969 recording remains a landmark event, the first time this grand opera of Meyerbeerian length, spectacular éclat and Wagnerian artistic ambition had found its way complete onto LP. It effectively changed views about Berlioz the opera composer and orchestral genius and has for many remained the yardstick by which all later performances have been judged. Although studio recorded, it was based on the Covent Garden casting of the day – Jon Vickers’s heroic Aeneas and Josephine Veasey’s voluptuous Dido – with a couple of Frenchmen to boost the ranks of lesser Trojans and Carthaginians…
Le Balcon, Maxime Pascal feat. Tonton A Faim - Berlioz & Lavandier: Symphonie Fantastique (2016)

Le Balcon, Maxime Pascal feat. Tonton A Faim - Berlioz & Lavandier: Symphonie Fantastique (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:43:50 | 252 MB
Label: Alpha

Puristes purs et durs, passez votre chemin ! Cette réécriture, cette « recréation » de la Symphonie fantastique de Berlioz signée Arthur Lavandier bousculera toutes les habitudes. Outre le fait que l’ensemble Le Balcon compte seulement une vingtaine de musiciens là où la partition originale en exige confortablement le quadruple, il y est fait usage de nombreux sons préenregistrés, le discours est de plus en plus modifié au fur et à mesure de l’évolution.

Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (Sylvain Cambreling) (2000)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 24, 2016
Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (Sylvain Cambreling) (2000)

Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (Sylvain Cambreling) (2000)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.60 Gb (DVD9) | 146 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Nederlands

This imaginative staging of Berlioz's dramatic symphony for chorus, soloists and orchestra relies heavily on the moving of massed choirs across a large stage. It has vivid lighting effects–rather too many of them using strobes–and monolithic multi-purpose sets, in particular a revolving glass drum which functions both as cinema screen and rostrum for singers, so that the final ride to Hell, for example, is sung by Mephistopheles and Faust above a cavalcade of projected horses, like the inside of a zoetrope. The three main soloists have voices on a scale that can compete with these flashy production values–White and Kasarova, in particular, sing at a level of intensity that would swamp anything less; the climactic seduction trio has rarely been sung so well or with such an overpoweringly polymorphous eroticism. Cambreling marshals his forces effectively, giving full rein to the work's showstoppers like the "Hungarian March" but not neglecting the subtler less kinetic Gluckian side of Berlioz's vocal writing. (Roz Kaveney)