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Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17

Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano), Kenneth Tarver (tenor), Evgeny Nikitin (bass)

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus & Guildhall School Singers, Valery Gergiev

Gergiev, in this live account, inclines towards operatic fire and pace, occasionally headlong, but with a clarity and hushed, atmospheric pianissimo finely captured by the spacious SACD recording. More…
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Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17

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  • Olga Borodina, Evgeny Nikitin, Kenneth Tarver
  • London Symphony Chorus, Guildhall School Singers, London Symphony Orchestra
  • Valéry Gergiev

No. 1, Introduction. Combats - Tumulte - Intervention du Prince

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No. 1, Prologue. Récitatif Chorale "D'anciennes haines endormies"

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No. 1, Prologue. Strophes "Premiers transports que nul n'oublie!"

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No. 1, Prologue. Récitatif et Scherzetto "Bientôt de Roméo"

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Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H. 80, Pt. 2: No. 2, Roméo seul - Tristesse - Bruit lointain de bal et de concert - Grande Fête chez Capulet

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Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H. 81, Pt. 2: No. 3, Scène d'amour. Nuit sereine - Le Jardin de Capulet, silencieux et désert "Ohé! Capulets, bonsoir!"

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Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H. 82, Pt. 2: No. 4, Scherzo. La Reine Mab, ou la Fée des Songes

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Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H. 83, Pt. 3: No. 5, Convoi funèbre de Juliette "Jetez des fleurs pour la vierge expirée!"

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Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H. 84, Pt. 3: No. 6, Roméo au tombeau des Capulets, Invocation - Réveil de Juliette

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Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H. 85, Pt. 3: No. 7, Final. La foule accourt au cimetière - Rixe des Capulets et des Montagus "Quoi! Roméo de retour" - Récitatif du Père Laurence "Je vais dévoiler le mystère"

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Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H. 86, Pt. 3: No. 7, Final. Air du Père Laurence "Pauvres enfants que je pleure"

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Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17, H. 87, Pt. 3: No. 7, Final. Serment de réconciliation "Jurez donc, par l'auguste symbole"

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