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Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict

LSO0004 CD

Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict

Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict

Sir Colin Davis conductor
Enkelejda Shkosa Béatrice
Kenneth Tarver Bénédict
Susan Gritton Héro

'This is a musical feast' The Times

'Here one can concentrate on the exquisite, enchanted score. The recording quality is excellent.'  Sunday Telegraph

Berlioz frequently turned to Shakespeare for inspiration, and in Béatrice et Bénédict produced a delightful and sensuous score based on Much Ado About Nothing. The brilliant young cast excel in some of Berlioz's most beautifully crafted and elegant music under the inspirational guidance of Sir Colin Davis.

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Reviews

'These discs capture the scintillating warmth of performances where the LSO was on virtuosic form, and leave you marvelling at the work's musical brilliance. This is a musical feast' The Times

'A limpid and exhilarating delight. Enkelejda Shkosa and Kenneth Tarver in the title roles are excellent, Susan Gritton's Hero outstanding. Davis touches everything with quicksilver' Sunday Times

'Here one can concentrate on the exquisite, enchanted score. The recording quality is excellent'
Sunday Telegraph


'The first batch of releases from the new LSO label is nothing short of sensational, with excellent sound quality, and the spine tingling spontaneity which comes from recording concert performances' Yorkshire Post

Artists

Sir Colin Davis conductor
Enkelejda Shkosa
 Beatrice

Kenneth Tarver Benedict

Susan Gritton Hero

Sara Mingardo Ursule

Laurent Naouri Claudio

David Wilson-Johnson Somarone

Dean Robinson Don Pedro

London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Tony Faulkner sound engineer

Recorded June 2000, Barbican, London
176.4kHz (high density PCM) recording

Notes and libretto in English/en français

Catalogue number - LSO0004
UPC - 822231100423

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