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"What makes Hector Berlioz such a great composer?", asks conductor John Nelson. "In one word, originality... He broke all existing traditions of orchestration, structure, harmonic language and storytelling. Even today, his music is fresh, surprising us at every turn with inexpressible beauty." Nelson now adds two more astonishingly original works by Berlioz - the 'dramatic symphony' Roméo et Juliette and the 'lyric scene' La Mort de Cléopâtre to his Erato discography. He continues the fruitful relationship with the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, his choice for the recordings of Les Troyens, La Damnation de Faust, Harold en Italie and Nuits d'été. Joyce DiDonato, his unforgettable Didon and Marguerite, returns as the suicidal Cléopâtre and she is joined in Roméo et Juliette by tenor Cyrille Dubois (who was Iopas in Les Troyens), baritone Christopher Maltman, and the choruses of the Lisbon-based Gulbenkian Foundation and Strasbourg's Opéra du Rhin.
"What makes Hector Berlioz such a great composer?", asks conductor John Nelson. "In one word, originality... He broke all existing traditions of orchestration, structure, harmonic language and storytelling. Even today, his music is fresh, surprising us at every turn with inexpressible beauty." Nelson now adds two more astonishingly original works by Berlioz - the 'dramatic symphony' Roméo et Juliette and the 'lyric scene' La Mort de Cléopâtre to his Erato discography. He continues the fruitful relationship with the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, his choice for the recordings of Les Troyens, La Damnation de Faust, Harold en Italie and Nuits d'été. Joyce DiDonato, his unforgettable Didon and Marguerite, returns as the suicidal Cléopâtre and she is joined in Roméo et Juliette by tenor Cyrille Dubois (who was Iopas in Les Troyens), baritone Christopher Maltman, and the choruses of the Lisbon-based Gulbenkian Foundation and Strasbourg's Opéra du Rhin.
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Format: CD
Label: ERATO
Rel. Date: 10/27/2023
UPC: 5054197481383

Berlioz: Romeo & Juliette Cleopatre (W/Dvd) [Digipak]
Artist: Joyce DiDonato
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1. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 1: Introduction. Combats - Tumulte - Intervention du Prince - Hector Berlioz - John Nels
2. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 1: Récitatif choral. "D'anciennes haines endormies" - de Strasbourg ; Cyrille Dubois
3. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 1: Strophes. "Premiers transports que nul n'oublie !" - "Heureux enfants aux coeurs de fla
4. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 1: Récitatif et Scherzetto. "Bientôt de Roméo la ple rêverie" - Hector Berlioz - Cho
5. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 1: "Mab, la messagère fluette et légère" - "Bientôt la mort est souveraine" - Hector
6. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 2: Roméo seul - Tristesse - Bruits lointains de concert et de bal - Hector Berlioz - Jo
7. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 2: Grande fête chez Capulet - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson ; Orchestre philharmonique d
8. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 2: Nuit sereine - Le jardin de Capulet, silencieux et désert - Les jeunes Capulets, sorta
9. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 2: Scène d'amour - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson ; Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbour
10. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 2: La Reine Mab, ou la Fée des Songes - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson ; Orchestre philha
11. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 3: Convoi funèbre de Juliette. "Jetez des fleurs pour la vierge expirée" - Hector Berl
12. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 3: Roméo au tombeau des Capulets - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson ; Orchestre philharmoni
13. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 3: Invocation et réveil de Juliette - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson ; Orchestre philharm
14. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 3: Final. La foule accourt au cimetière - Rixe des Capulets et des Montagus. "Quoi ! Rom
15. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 3: Récitatif et air. Serment de réconciliation - Chours et récitatif. "Je vais dévoile
16. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 3: Air. "Pauvres enfants que je pleure" - Hector Berlioz - Christopher Maltman, Choeur d
17. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H 79, Pt. 3: Serment. "Jurez donc par l'auguste symbole" - Hector Berlioz - Christopher Maltman, C
18. Cléoptre, H 36: Récitatif. "C'en est donc fait !" - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson, Joyce DiDonato ; Orchestre philharmonique
19. Cléoptre, H 36: "Ah ! qu'ils sont loin ces jours, tourment de ma mémoire" - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson, Joyce DiDonato ; O
20. Cléoptre, H 36: Méditation. "Grands Pharaons, nobles Lagides" - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson, Joyce DiDonato ; Orchestre phi
21. Cléoptre, H 36: "Non!... non, de vos demeures funèbres" - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson, Joyce DiDonato ; Orchestre philharmo
22. Cléoptre, H 36: Récitatif mesuré. "Dieux du Nil, vous m'avez trahie !" - Hector Berlioz - John Nelson, Joyce DiDonato ; Orc

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"What makes Hector Berlioz such a great composer?", asks conductor John Nelson. "In one word, originality... He broke all existing traditions of orchestration, structure, harmonic language and storytelling. Even today, his music is fresh, surprising us at every turn with inexpressible beauty." Nelson now adds two more astonishingly original works by Berlioz - the 'dramatic symphony' Roméo et Juliette and the 'lyric scene' La Mort de Cléopâtre to his Erato discography. He continues the fruitful relationship with the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, his choice for the recordings of Les Troyens, La Damnation de Faust, Harold en Italie and Nuits d'été. Joyce DiDonato, his unforgettable Didon and Marguerite, returns as the suicidal Cléopâtre and she is joined in Roméo et Juliette by tenor Cyrille Dubois (who was Iopas in Les Troyens), baritone Christopher Maltman, and the choruses of the Lisbon-based Gulbenkian Foundation and Strasbourg's Opéra du Rhin.
        
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