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