Berlioz: Te Deum, Op. 22 - CD

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Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - Volume 10

Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - Volume 10


Berlioz:

Te Deum, Op. 22

Mozart:

Kyrie in D minor, K341


live recording from the Semperoper in 1998, of the concert celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Edition Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.

Profil Medien Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - PH06039

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Berlioz: Te Deum, Op. 22

Berlioz: Te Deum, Op. 22


Composed some 12 years after Berlioz’s Requiem, his Te Deum is in many respects a close relation of the earlier work. Again it is on a large scale, written for triple choir, large orchestra, organ and tenor soloist. Where the Te Deum differs is in the range of colours it projects. There is much more in the way of light and shade, more a sense of praising God, rather than fearing him as is conveyed in the Requiem, at least until the awesome final ‘Judex crederis’. Both works plundered the 1824 Messe solenelle, and Berlioz commented to Liszt that ‘the Requiem has a brother’. We know little about the reasons why Berlioz composed this work. Maybe the upcoming coronation of Louis-Napoleon provided the stimulus – we know that Berlioz was lobbying for the honour of writing a suitable work for the new Emperor. Berlioz had also examined in Dresden the score of a large-scale Te Deum by Hasse, and commented on the dramatic effect made by the pealing of bells in the score. Some of the early material was intended for an aborted Fête musicale funèbre of1835. This later became the Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, and the section where Berlioz imagines ‘General Bonaparte making his entry beneath the cathedral vaults’ may have been the catalyst for the Te Deum.

Building a Library

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Brilliant Classics Musica Sacra - 93945

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Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts & Requiem

Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts & Requiem


Berlioz:

Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)

Te Deum, Op. 22


“The similarities between these two great choral works – the monumental style and blend of austerity and brilliance – make them an ideal coupling.
Both are tremendous sonic showpieces, and although Sir Colin Davis's Berlioz cycle dates back over 30 years, the performances remain among the front runners.
The key is Davis's ability to concentrate on the inner meaning of the music, rather than its outward effects. In the Grande messe des morts, conductors as various as Maazel, Levine and Ozawa have failed to see any more than generalised beauty and grandeur, but Davis is always alive to the specific emotion of the moment, whether it's the pleading of the 'Quaerens me' or the angular pain of the 'Lacrymosa'. His chorus is stretched, especially in the underweight tenor section (Berlioz prescribes 60 tenors, adding helpfully that the numbers may be doubled or tripled if space permits) and Ronald Dowd isn't entirely comfortable in the solo part of the 'Sanctus'. But in all other respects this is a high-quality performance of vision and imagination.
The splendid Te Deum is given a performance of comparable virtues, and Philips' natural sound stands up well to recent competition.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Berlioz: Te Deum, Op. 22

Berlioz: Te Deum, Op. 22


Francisco Araizo (tenor)

London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir, European Community Youth Orchestra, Abbado, Claudio

DG - E4106962

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Berlioz: Te Deum, Op. 22

Berlioz: Te Deum, Op. 22


John Aler (tenor), Mark Kruczek (organ)

Voices of Ascension Chorus and Orchestra, Young Singers of Pennnsylvania, Dennis Keene

For this performance, which was captured live in this recording, the Voices of Ascension were augmented up to a total of 140 of New York's finest professional singers, probably the largest all-professional chorus that has ever sung this work. Another 140 members of The Young Voices of Pennsylvania sang the children's chorus part. There was an orchestra of over 100 players, including a double number of winds and brass, and four pairs of cymbals and military field drums. Tenor John Aler was the vocal soloist, and Mark Kruczek was at the great Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. John the Divine. Berlioz's requirement of a vast performing space was certainly met on this occasion. The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City is the largest Gothic space in the world. It is so vast, in fact, that a fortissimo orchestra or organ chord will reverberate in the cathedral for several seconds, even when the cathedral is packed with thousands and thousands of people, as it was the night of the concert.

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Sir Colin Davis Anthology

Sir Colin Davis Anthology

Limited Edition of 5000


Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

SACD for the first time

Les Francs-juges Overture, Op. 3

Te Deum, Op. 22

Previously unreleased

Les Troyens

Ben Heppner (Enée), Michelle DeYoung (Didon), Petra Lang (Cassandre), Sara Mingardo (Anna), Peter Mattei (Chorèbe), Stephen Milling (Narbal), Kenneth Tarver (Iopas), Toby Spence (Hylas), Alan Ewing (Priam), Guang Yang (Hécube), Isabelle Cals (Ascagne), Tigran Martirossian (Panthée), Bülent Bezdüz (Helenus), Mark Stone (Un chef grec), Leigh Melrose (Un soldat troyen/Mercure), Orlin Annastassov (L'Ombre d'Hector), Andrew Greenan (Premiere Sentinelle), Roderick Earle (Deuxieme Sentinelle)

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

SACD for the first time

Elgar:

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

Sibelius:

The Oceanides, Op. 73

Previously unreleased

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49

Tippett:

A Child of Our Time

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Previously unreleased

Walton:

Belshazzar's Feast

Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor


8 SACD, 4 CD & 1 DVD [60 min]

Sir Colin Davis was instrumental in the success and development of LSO Live, including the label’s first Grammy Award. He also played a huge part in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years. This unique collection of 13-discs is the 100th release on LSO Live, and will be a limited edition release. The collection pays tribute to not only Sir Colin’s work with LSO Live, but more specifically his relationship with LSO through the decades.

The collection includes previously unreleased material from the LSO Live archive, and two much loved recordings on high-resolution SACD for the first time, Dvorak Symphony No 9 and Berlioz Symphonie fantastique. Never before seen private correspondence and photos from Sir Colin’s archives accompany the discs.

The anthology is completed with a bonus DVD documentary by Reiner Moritz. This portrait includes his last public statements, and contributions from Sir David Attenborough, Sir Simon Rattle and Roger Wright. The documentary highlights his work in masterclasses, opera, concerts and to-camera talk which reveals the man behind the musician.

In rigid box with lift-off lid+commemorative book incorporating photo postcards

Total audio playing time 11 hours, 75min, 45s

Notes in English, French and German, DVD subtitles in French, German, Italian, Spanish & Japanese

“despite the film’s scrappy construction music and man emerge loud and clear. A “reluctant king” is Sir David Attenborough’s description. His baton, Mitsuko Uchida, the pianist, crisply says, doesn’t dictate, it invites...Long live the art and memory of the reluctant king.” The Times, 18th April 2014 ****

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Hybrid Multi-channel

LSO Live - LSO0766

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Berlioz: Complete Orchestral and Sacred Works

Berlioz: Complete Orchestral and Sacred Works


Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Tristia, Op. 18: Funeral March for the Final Scene of Hamlet

London Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir

Lélio, ou Le Retour a la vie

José Carreras (tenor), Thomas Allen (baritone), John Constable (piano), Roy Jowitt (clarinet), Renata Scheffel-Stein (harp)

London Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir

Grande Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, Op. 15

Denis Wick (trombone)

London Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir

Harold en Italie, Op. 16

Nobuko Imai (viola)

London Symphony Orchestra

Les Troyens: Prelude to Act III

London Symphony Orchestra

Ballet music from Les Troyens

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Béatrice et Bénédict, Op. 27: Overture

London Symphony Orchestra

Benvenuto Cellini Overture

BBC Symphony Orchestra

King Lear Overture, Op. 4

London Symphony Orchestra

Les Francs-juges Overture, Op. 3

London Symphony Orchestra

Waverley Overture Op. 1

London Symphony Orchestra

Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21

London Symphony Orchestra

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

London Symphony Orchestra

Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17

Patricia Kern (contralto), Robert Tear (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (bass)

London Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir

L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25

Janet Baker (Marie), Thomas Allen (Joseph), Eric Tappy (Récitant), Jules Bastin (Hérode), Joseph Rouleau (Père de famille), Philip Langridge (Centurion), Raimund Herincx (Polydorus)

London Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24

Nicolai Gedda (Faust), Josephine Veasey (Marguerite), Jules Bastin (Méphistophélès), Richard Van Allan (Brander), Gillian Knight (Voix Céleste)

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Ambrosian Singers, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir

Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)

Ronald Dowd (tenor)

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir

Te Deum, Op. 22

Franco Tagliavini (tenor), Nicolas Kynaston (organ)

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir

Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7

Sheila Armstrong (soprano - Nos. 4 & 6), Josephine Veasey (mezzo - No. 2), Frank Patterson (tenor - Nos. 1 & 5), John Shirley-Quirk (bass - No. 3)

London Symphony Orchestra

La Mort de Cléopâtre - Scène lyrique

Janet Baker (mezzo)

London Symphony Orchestra

Herminie - Scène lyrique (cantata)

Janet Baker (mezzo)

London Symphony Orchestra

La belle voyageuse

Sheila Armstrong (soprano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Le Chasseur Danois

John Shirley-Quirk (bass)

London Symphony Orchestra

La captive

Josephine Veasey (mezzo)

London Symphony Orchestra

Le Jeune Pâtre Breton

Frank Patterson (tenor)

London Symphony Orchestra

Zaïde Op. 19 No. 1

London Symphony Orchestra


Decca - 4807868

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Sir Colin Davis: The Philips Years

Sir Colin Davis: The Philips Years


Bartók:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (complete)

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra (Nos. 1 & 3), BBC Symphony Orchestra (No. 2)

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Staatskapelle Dresden

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Staatskapelle Dresden

Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)

Ronald Dowd (tenor)

Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus

Te Deum, Op. 22

Franco Tagliavini (tenor)

Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Elgar:

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

London Symphony Orchestra

Haydn:

Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Holst:

The Planets, Op. 32

Berliner Philharmoniker, Frauenchor Des Rundfunkchores Berlin

Mahler:

Das Lied von der Erde

Jessye Norman (soprano), Jon Vickers (tenor)

London Symphony Orchestra

Mozart:

Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K183

London Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 32 in G major, K318

London Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450

Ingrid Haebler (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

London Symphony Orchestra

Vesperae solemnes de confessore in C, K339

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Elizabeth Bainbridge (mezzo-soprano), Ryland Davies (tenor), Gwynne Howell (bass)

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus

Kyrie in D minor, K341

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus

Ave verum corpus, K618

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus

Exsultate, jubilate, K165

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Ach, ich fühl's (from Die Zauberflöte, K620)

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Ei parte...Per pietà (from Così fan tutte)

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (from Zaïde)

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Finlandia, Op. 26

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tapiola, Op. 112

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stravinsky:

The Firebird

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Orpheus

London Symphony Orchestra

Tippett:

The Knot Garden

Raimund Herincx (Faber), Yvonne Minton (Thea), Jill Gomez (Flora), Josephine Barstow (Denise), Robert Tear (Dov), Thomas Carey (Mel), Thomas Hemsley (Mangus)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


Originally planned as an 85th birthday tribute, this set documents over 3 decades of exceptional artistry by the Sir Colin Davis, one of the musical pillars of the Philips label (now part of Decca Classics), who died Sunday 14th April 2013. He was a musician of incomparable integrity and class.

After signing to Philips exclusively in the mid-1960s, over more than three decades he then produced work for the label of the highest quality and range:-

• the first (and still greatest) Berlioz cycle

• pioneering Tippett,

• superb Haydn and Mozart,

• plus top-ranking Sibelius, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Dvorak and Britten, and much else.

His many recording orchestras included the English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Royal Opera House, Royal Concertgebouw, Boston Symphony, Bavarian Radio and Dresden Staatskapelle, as well as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics.

His great Philips collaborators on disc include Stephen Kovacevich, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jon Vickers, José Carreras, Jessye Norman, Arthur Grumiaux and Claudio Arrau.

An extraordinary number of his recordings have achieved legendary status and are enduring staples of the catalogue. This set balances all his most important musical spheres as well as many of his most important artistic relationships with soloists, orchestras and opera houses around the world.

The booklet notes are in English, French and German with an excellent appreciation of his work for Philips by Jeremy Hayes.

Decca - 4785601

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