Berlioz Dvd9

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Messe Solennelle (John Eliot Gardiner) (2007/1991)

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Messe Solennelle (John Eliot Gardiner) (2007/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.75 Gb (DVD9) | 112 min
Classical | DECCA

John Eliot Gardiner conducts his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique through two concerts of Berlioz compositions. The 'Symphonie Fantastique' is an orchestral tour de force which is 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. Also included is the first performance of the newly discovered 'Messe Solennelle' with the Monteverdi choir. 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. Gardiner's period-instrument orchestra gives characteristically idiomatic performances of these seminal works (which are also linked thematically, through Berlioz's extensive re-use of material from the Messe).

Berlioz - La Damnation De Faust (DVD9)  Music

Posted by Catteres at Feb. 3, 2009
Berlioz - La Damnation De Faust (DVD9)

Berlioz - La Damnation De Faust (DVD9)
Arthaus | DVD Release Date: August 15, 2000 | DVD9 | VOB files uncompressed | RS | 7,60 GB
Orchestre National de France, John Nelson - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2004) (Repost)

Orchestre National de France, John Nelson - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2004)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:08:54 | 910 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 45706 2 9

This recording presents–almost–Berlioz's original thoughts on this very complicated opera (which went through more than a dozen versions, with additions and subtractions, in the composer's lifetime), although conductor John Nelson also adds an aria or two Berlioz later added, making it somewhat different from the version recorded by Philips under Sir Colin Davis a little over 30 years ago.
Choeurs et Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon, John Nelson - Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict (1992)

Choeurs et Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon, John Nelson - Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:51:31 | 584 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: 2292-45773-2

Béatrice et Bénédict, Berlioz's last completed work, is based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, but the libretto, by the composer, dispenses with most of the intrigue of the original and reduces the plot to a single premise: Béatrice et Bénédict mask their affection for each other by squabbling, and then finally come to their senses and get married. Although designated an opera, it is closer in effect to an opéra comique because of its very extensive use of spoken dialogue.
Richard Wagner / Hector Berlioz - Rheingau Musik Festival 2017 [HDTV 720p]

Richard Wagner / Hector Berlioz - Rheingau Musik Festival 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 12.2 mbps, 50 fps | AC-3 448 Kbps, stereo | 01:32:54 | 9.1 GB
Classical, Orchestral | 3sat HD | HDTV->TS

The opening concert of The Rheingau Music Festival, one of the most famous and largest music festivals in Europe. Basilika Kloster Eberbach, June 25, 2017.
Hector Berlioz - Grand Messe des Morts (Andrew Staples; Jukka-Pekka Saraste) 2017 [HDTV 720p]

Hector Berlioz - Grand Messe des Morts (Andrew Staples; Jukka-Pekka Saraste) 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 12.6 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 kbps, stereo | 01:19:59 | 8 GB
Classical / Orchestral / Choral | 3sat HD | HDTV->TS

Berlioz's 'Grande Messe des Morts' with Staples and friends from Köln.
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique (Daniele Gatti) (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique (Daniele Gatti) (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21695 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 23,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6715 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 95 min | 5,14 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | RCO

With the release of this live recording of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, RCO Live celebrates the start of its collaboration with Daniele Gatti as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's seventh chief conductor on 9 September 2016. His unconventional take on this spectacular score evokes the astonishment audiences must have experienced at the time of the 1830 premiere. It is exactly this sense of surprise and freshness - founded on a thorough knowledge of the score - and the sheer joy of making music together that prompted the members of the RCO to choose Daniele Gatti as their new chief conductor.
Feng Bian - Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 46 – Berlioz Transcriptions (2017)

Feng Bian - Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vo. 46 – Berlioz Transcriptions (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:38 | 148 MB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2017

Liszt first met Hector Berlioz in Paris before the premiere of the Symphonie fantastique in 1830 and at first their mutual esteem was unbounded. Liszt proceeded to transcribe the music of his friend and two movements from his innovative transcription of the whole of the Symphonie are heard in this recording. Each transcription reveals a different facet of Liszt’s art, from the faithful reflection of the concert overture King Lear through the dramatic panache of the popular overture to Les Francs-Juges to the beautiful Pilgrims’ March from Harold en Italie.
Swedish RSO, Daniel Harding - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)

Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique; Rameau - Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Harding

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902244 | Time: 01:10:51

A world might seem to divide the unbridled Romanticism of Berlioz from the highly controlled Late Baroque art of Rameau. However, separated by less than a century, the same passion links these two works that prove more similar than their stylistic divergence might suggest. There is the same audacity in orchestration, combined with an innate sense of drama that springs repeated rhythmic and harmonic surprises. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra shows its versatility under Daniel Harding, who posses a matchless gift for establishing a dialogue between these two pioneering geniuses.
Kiri Te Kanawa, Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete, Op. 7; La Mort de Cleopatre (1982)

Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7; La Mort de Cléopâtre (1982)
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Jessye Norman, soprano
Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Barenboim, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 184 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 594-2 | Time: 00:52:19

Kiri Te Kanawa does well by these songs, avoiding the billowing excesses of sentiment that in other hands (or vocal chords) can make them sound much too soggy. Although Berlioz gathered them all together under the present title, all of the songs were composed at different times for different singers, so they aren't really a cycle at all. I seldom listen to all of them at once, and you should feel free to take them in any order that suits you. "The Death of Cleopatra" is an early cantata that perfectly suits Jessye Norman's stately delivery. She's always at her best playing royalty, and if they're dying in mortal agony, so much the better.