1 800 222 6872

Berlioz Rediscovered / John Eliot Gardiner / Symphonie Fantastique; Messe Solennelle [DVD]

Album Summary

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>Berlioz, Hector : Messe solennelle
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This DVD brings together two concert performances with Gardiner, a leading Berlioz interpreter, conducting his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. The Symphonie Fantastique is a glorious orchestral tour de force, 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. The other work is the first performance of the newly discovered Messe Solennelle, which was 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 and is a very special musical occasion. Gardiner's period-instrument orchestra gives characteristically idiomatic performances of these seminal works.

Notes & Reviews:

Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Country of Origin: USA



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1830

>Berlioz, Hector : Messe solennelle
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1824