Beecham Berlioz

Munch Conducts Berlioz (10 CDs) (2004)  

Posted by Ebisu at March 15, 2014
Munch Conducts Berlioz (10 CDs) (2004)

Munch Conducts Berlioz (10 CDs) - H.Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette, Les nuits d'ete, La damnation de Faust, Le corsaire,
L'enfance du Christ, Harold en Italie, Le carnaval romain, Requiem, Symphony, Overtures (2004)

Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 3.07 GB
Label: BMG Classics | TT: 11'40'18"

This set is self-recommending. The names of Charles Munch and Hector Berlioz evoke the same respect and admiration as Bernstein/Mahler, Beecham/Delius, or Kempe/Strauss, and with good reason. For many years virtually any of these performances could be listed as a prime recommendation, even in a sometimes very crowded field, and the only point worth mentioning in connection with the latest reissue is the fact that RCA finally has gotten it right and included all of Munch's Boston Berlioz recordings. This means that, unlike the previous box, this one includes the stereo Roméo et Juliette (plus the first, mono one) as well as the second (and finer) Symphonie fantastique from 1962.
–David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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
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)
Hector Berlioz - BSO, Munch - Requiem (1959, SACD 2005) {2x Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Hector Berlioz - Requiem
Boston Symphony Orchestra - Charles Munch
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,60 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,57 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA "Living Stereo" # 82876-66373-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, 1959
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…This is a performance that holds your attention from first note to last–a rare feat in this work. (Munch's later Deutsche Grammophon effort pales by comparison, both sonically and interpretively.) If you want this Berlioz Requiem (and you do), SACD is the way to hear it.
James Ehnes, Melbourne SO, Sir Andrew Davis - Hector Berlioz: Harold en Italie; Rob-Roy; Reverie et Caprice (2015)

Hector Berlioz - Harold en Italie; Rob-Roy; Rêverie et Caprice (2015)
James Ehnes, violin & viola; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5155 | Time: 01:03:58

The nine-time Juno-winning Canadian James Ehnes is centre stage in a new recording of orchestral works by Berlioz, with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. This recording was made following an extraordinary concert in November 2014 with the same forces, in which James Ehnes played two instruments made by Stradivarius, respectively a viola in the solo part of Harold en Italie – ‘symphony with a principal viola part’, in Berlioz’s words – and a violin in the solo of Rêverie et Caprice, both of which works feature here.
Hector Berlioz - BSO, Munch - Symphonie Fantastique (1954, SACD 2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Charles Munch
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,20 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,14 GB | NO Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA "Living Stereo" # 8287667899 2 | Country/Year: Europe 2006, 1954
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…His overwhelming natural affinity for French music made Charles Munch an ideal conductor for Berlioz’s swirling tour de force Symphonie Fantastique. Perfectly capturing the drama, romance & philosophical angst in which this masterpiece is marinated, Munch takes the Boston Symphony Orchestra on an epic journey of proportions only possible in the human heart & mind. A classic, reborn in vivid Living Stereo.

Valery Gergiev - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at July 20, 2016
Valery Gergiev - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (2016)

Valery Gergiev - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:30:20 | 108 MB
Label: LSO Live

Released in the year of Shakespeare s 400th anniversary, Valery Gergiev and London Symphony Orchestra are joined by soloists Olga Borodina, Kenneth Tarver and Evgeny Nikitin for Berlioz' 'Roméo et Juliette', recorded live at the Barbican Hall in November 2013. Part of a major series of eight concerts, this work toured to venues in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and France.
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Messe Solennelle (John Eliot Gardiner) (2007/1991)

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Messe Solennelle (John Eliot Gardiner) (2007/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.75 Gb (DVD9) | 112 min
Classical | DECCA

John Eliot Gardiner conducts his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique through two concerts of Berlioz compositions. The 'Symphonie Fantastique' is an orchestral tour de force which is central to the repertoire of every major orchestra. It is performed here on original instruments in its original 1830s orchestration in the atmospheric old hall of the Paris Conservatoire where it was first heard. Also included is the first performance of the newly discovered 'Messe Solennelle' with the Monteverdi choir. Written when Berlioz was just 20 years old, it was thought lost until its rediscovery in 1992. The first performance of this large-scale Mass for 150 years was filmed in London's Westminster Cathedral. Gardiner's period-instrument orchestra gives characteristically idiomatic performances of these seminal works (which are also linked thematically, through Berlioz's extensive re-use of material from the Messe).

Berlioz - Les Troyens (John Eliot Gardiner) (2003)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 23, 2016
Berlioz - Les Troyens (John Eliot Gardiner) (2003)

Berlioz - Les Troyens (John Eliot Gardiner) (2003)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.06 Gb+6.33 Gb+6.99 Gb (3xDVD9) | 312 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir, Choeur du Théâtre du Châtelet and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in a landmark recording of Berlioz's towering opera. A tragic tale of love and fate, war and peace and the intertwined destinies of two cities, the opera is based on Virgil's imperial vision of the founding myth of Rome. The American tenor Gregory Kunde as Aeneas and the Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci lead an international cast in this stunning production.