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Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini / Norrington, Ford, Groop

Audio Samples

  1. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Overture
  2. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act I Scene 1: Introduction: Teresa!…Mais ou peut-elle etre? (Balducci) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act I Scene 1: Enfin il est sorti (Teresa, Choir and Cellini, Bernardino, Francesco) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Les belles fleurs! (Teresa) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act I Scene 3: Duet and Trio: Cellini! Teresa! (Teresa, Cellini, Fieramosca)
  6. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act I Scene 4, 5 and 6: Recitative: Ciel! Nous sommes perdus (Teresa, Cellini, Fieramosca, Balducci) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act I Scene 4, 5 and 6: Finale: A nous, voisines et servantes! (Teresa, Fieramosca, Balducci, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act II Scene 8: Recitative: Une heure encore (Cellini) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act II Scene 8: Romance: La gloire etait ma seule idole (Cellini) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act II Scene 8: Scene and Chorus: A boire, a boire, a boire! $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act II Scene 8: Chant des cisseleurs: Si la terre aux beaux jours se couronne (Cellini, Francesco, Bernardi $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act II Scene 9, 10: Aria: Ah! Qui pourrait me resister? (Fieramosca) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act II Scene 12: Overture of the Pantomime: Ah! Ah! Bravo! (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act II Scene 12: Pantomime of King Midas: Voici maitre Arlequin (Chorus, Balducci) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act II Scene 12: Cavatine of Pasquarello: Il palit fort (Balducci, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act III: Entract and Scene $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act III Scene 3: Bienheureux les matelots (Ascanio, Cellini, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act III Scene 6: Recitative: Teresa! Cellini! (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act III Scene 7: Duet: Quand des sommets de las montagne (Teresa, Cellini) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act III Scene 8: Recitative: Ah! Maitre (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act III Scene 9: Quintet: Ah! Je te trouve enfin (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini, fieramosca, Balducci) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act III Scene 10: Sextet: Le pape ici! (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini, Fieramosca, the Pope, Balducci, Chorus)
  23. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act III Scene 11: Recitative and Aria: Seul pour lutter (Cellini) - Scene 12: Scene: Son Eminence attend (a $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Berlioz — Bevenuto Cellini, Op. 23 (Weimar version): Act III Scene 12: Finale: Du metal! du metal! (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini, Fieramosca, the Pope, Balducci, Fr $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Berlioz, Hector : Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

An authentic live performance of a seldom-heard masterpiece with world-famous Roger Norrington leading a talented young continental cast. Issued in celebration of the 2006 Berlioz Year at the Royal Albert Hall, London. There are three viable editions of the score, and Norrington chose to conduct the shortest of them, the three-act "Weimar version" that Berlioz sanctioned when Liszt revived the work in 1852, after it had failed at its Paris premiere fourteen years earlier. Most music lovers have only heard the famous Overture, but the entire opera is a revelation of vivid orchestration and beautiful vocalism. Live concert performance in French. "Norrington is a superb Berlioz conductor, who relishes every spark of invention in the score, every innovatory texture. Though he was conducting a modern-instrument orchestra, he applied some of the principles of period performance, making the strings ration their vibrato and the timpanists use hard sticks, and the textures never blurred this performance really came alive!" - The Guardian

BBC Music Magazine
This recording... is ablaze. ... Bruce Ford... can do both amorous and heroic, and blends well with Laura Claycomb's spirited Teresa. The outstanding characterisation is Monica Groop's Ascanio, a splendidly idiomatic use of words supporting her fine dramatic flair. Norrington... achieves pinpoint accuracy and makes the whole piece dance as well as sing.



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>Berlioz, Hector : Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23
  • Performers: Johannes Chum (Tenor); Laura Claycomb (Soprano); Bruce Ford (Tenor); Monica Groop; Franz Hawlata (Bass); Matthias Hoffmann; Ralf Lukas (Bass); Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Reinhard Mayr (Bass); Ekkehard Vogler; Eckhard Wagner (Organ)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 05/1834-09/1838.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 05/1834-09/1838
  • Studio/Live: Live