Sir Colin Davis

Berlioz: Harold en Italie

LSO0040 CD

Berlioz Harold en Italie

Berlioz Harold en Italie

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Sir Colin Davis conductor
Tabea Zimmermann viola

Choc de l'année Le monde de la Musique

Record of the Month 'Another outstanding Berlioz recording from the leading interpreter of the composer today and his peerless LSO...' Gramophone

Sir Colin Davis returns to Berlioz in the year of the composer's bicentenary, following the worldwide praise and numerous awards that greeted his first five Berlioz recordings on LSO Live.

Programme also includes Ballet Music from Les Troyens:

- Marche pour l'entrée de la Reine
- Pas des Almées
- Danse des Esclaves
- Pas d'Esclaves nubiennes

Price: £5.99

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Record of the Month 'Another outstanding Berlioz recording from the leading interpreter of the composer today and his peerless LSO. Tabea Zimmermann is superb ... Another triumph in the LSO's Berlioz Odyssey' Gramophone 

Choc de l'année Le monde de la Musique

Artistic Quality 10 Sound Quality 10
Disc of the Month 'This is a scorcher ... in Tabea Zimmermann it has a viola soloist as characterful as Davis's conducting and the LSO's playing' Choc 'Pour son deuxieme enregistrement de Harold en Italie, Colin Davis trouve en Tabea Zimmermann le plus splendide son d'alto d'aujourd'hui' Le Monde le la Musique

Classical CD of the Week 'Davis remains an incomparable Berliozian, relishing the composer's astonishingly pictorial orchestral panoramas as if encountering them for the first time. And Zimmermann is his best "Harold" yet, perfectly capturing the aching, yearning soul of the score's unifying character ... Sunday Times

'Colin Davis's Berlioz is so much in a class of its own that any recording he makes comes automatically recommended. But this account seems to outstrip even Davis's own ... The soloist is the marvellous Tabea Zimmermann; her noble tone and commanding presence are perfectly etched against the orchestral backdrop' The Guardian

'poetic, exciting and beautifully shaped. Tabea Zimmermann gives a remarkable account of the viola part ... Her control of dynamics is extraordinary. The orchestral soloists are equally superb' Sunday Telegraph

'... the performance appears even more beautiful than it was live. There are not many viola gods or goddesses in the world, but Zimmermann is one ... Davis brings formidable experience and maturity to his job as master of revels' The Times

'Soloist Tabea Zimmermann gets the sound just right. Her sound is sensuously rich ... Davis relishes the emotional extravagance of it all' Evening Standard


Sir Colin Davis conductor
Tabea Zimmermann viola
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Tony Faulkner sound engineer

Recorded February 2003, Barbican, London
*Recorded December 2000, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf deutsch

Cat LSO0040
UPC 8 22231104025

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