2 CD / Warner Classics / 2007-04-24Works: Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24; La Mort de Cléopâtre, for soprano & orchestra, H.36
Performers: Bacquier, Gabriel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Peronne, Maria; Thau, Pierre
Conductors: Prêtre, Georges; Gibson, Alexander, Sir
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra
BBC Music Magazine
With Nicolai Gedda and Janet Baker in their prime, a French orchestra lending Gallic bite to the colouring and Prêtre securing commitment and...continue...
2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2003-02-04Works: Hector Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23
Performers: Bonisolli, Franco; Brendel, Wolfgang; Frascati, Tommaso; Hage, Robert Amis el; Loomis, James; Sinimberghi, Gino; Steiner, Elisabeth; Thau, Pierre; Zylis-Gara, Teresa
Conductors: Ozawa, Seiji
Ensemble: Italian Radio Chorus Rome
The most common thing people say after they hear this great opera for the first time is: "Why isn't it done more often?" Two simple...continue...