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Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict

The Classical Shop
release date: May 2007

Originally recorded in 2007


London Symphony Orchestra

Stephen Westrop

Sir Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus


Barbican Centre, London

Recorded Live on 6 - 8 Jun 2000


James Mallinson


Tony Faulkner

Record Label


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 84:21
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  Compact Disc 1  

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  Béatrice et Bénédict  
  Opéra-comique in two acts  
1 Ouverture 8:15
  Acte I  
2 No. 2 Choeur 'Le More Est En Fuite' 1:06
3 No. 2 Sicilenne 1:43
4 No. 3 Air 'Je Vais Le Voir' - Il Me Revient Fidèle 8:31
5 No. 4 Duo 'Comment Le Dédain Pourrait-il Mourir?' 6:29
6 No. 5 Trio 'Me Marier? Dieu Me Pardonne!' 6:08
7 No. 6 Épithalame Grotesque (2e couplet) 'Mourez, Tendres Époux' 2:37
8 No. 7 Rondo 'Ah! Je Vais L'aimer' 2:43
9 No. 8 Duo (nocturne) 'Vous Soupirez, Madame' - 'Nuit Paisible Et Séreine' 12:18
  CD 1 TT: 49:56      

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  Compact Disc 2  
1 Entr'acte 1:52
  Acte II  
2 No. 9 Improvisation Et Chur À Boire 3:36
3 No. 10 Air 'Dieu! Que Viens-Je D'Entendre?' - Il M'en Souvient' 9:40
4 No. 11 Trio 'Je Vais, D'un Chur Aimant' 9:46
5 No. 12 Chur 'Viens! Viens, De L'hyménéé' 2:48
6 No. 13 Marche Nuptiale 'Dieu Qui Guidas Nos Bras' 3:55
7 No. 14 Enseigne 'Ici Lon Voit Bénédict' 0:49
8 No. 15 Scherzo-Duettino 'L'amour Est Un Flambeau' 2:05
  CD 2 TT: 34:38      
 Sir Colin Davis
 Stephen Westrop

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."

Yorkshire Post

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

Sunday Telegraph

"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

"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

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