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CD Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Lelio, Muti/Depardieu/CSO & Chorus
CD Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Lelio, Muti/Depardieu/CSO & ChorusCD Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Lelio, Muti/Depardieu/CSO & Chorus

CD Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Lelio, Muti/Depardieu/CSO & Chorus

210000057579

$24.99
  • 2 discs
  • CSO Resound (2015)
  • Recorded in 2010

Product Description

Recorded in 2010 during Riccardo Muti’s first subscription concerts as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s tenth music director, this new double-CD release pairs Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique with its sequel, Lélio, ou le retour de la vie (Lélio, or The Return to Life). Berlioz intended Symphonie fantastique to be followed by Lélio in concert, as the artist returns to life to comment anew on music and art.

Maestro Muti and the CSO are joined in Lélio by acclaimed actor Gérard Depardieu as the narrator, tenor Mario Zeffiri, bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus.

 “… to hear this pairing of works as Berlioz intended was fascinating.” (New York Times)

“The vivid, evocative and beautifully detailed performance the maestro elicited from his platoons of performers— including narrator, soloists and full Chorus, in magnificent voice—drew a thunderous ovation from the packed auditorium.” (Chicago Tribune)

TRACK LISTING

Disc 1: Hector Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

   1. Rêveries - Passions
   2. Un bal
   3. Scène aux champs
   4. Marche au supplice
   5. Songe d’une nuit du sabbat

Disc 2: Hector Berlioz, Lélio, ou le retour à la vie, Op. 14b

   1. Narration
   2. Le pêcheur
   3. Narration
   4. Choeur d’ombres
   5. Narration
   6. Chanson des brigands
   7. Narration
   8. Chant de bonheur
   9. Narration
   10. La harpe éolienne - Souvenirs
   11. Narration
   12. Fantaisie sur “La Tempete” de Shakespeare
   13. Narration
   14. Coda

   Gérard Depardieu (narrator)
   Mario Zeffiri (tenor)
   Kyle Ketelsen (bass-baritone)
   Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe (director)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)