Harold en Italie (CD) - Leonard Slatkin

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Harold en Italie (CD) - Leonard Slatkin
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Lise Berthaud (Viola)
Giovanni  Radivo (Violin)
Orchestra: Lyon National Orchestra
Label: Naxos Classics

Berlioz’s Harold en Italie, based on the adventures of Byron’s Childe Harold, features the concert overtures ‘Benvenuto Cellini’ and ‘Le carnaval romain,’ which are among Berlioz’s most popular works, along with the elegant ‘Rêverie et Caprice’ which is his only work for solo violin and orchestra. 

This performance was recorded live in October 2013. Leonard Slatkin’s Lyon recording of Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie fantastique’ has been acclaimed as “quite simply one of the best on disc” by MusicWeb International.

Track Listings:
1. I. Harold aux Montagnes. Scenes de melancolie, de bonheur, et de joie: Adagio
2. II. Marche de pelerins chantant la priere du soir: Allegretto
3. III. Serenade d'un montagnard des Abruzzes a sa maitresse: Allegro assai
4. IV. Orgie de brigands. Souvenirs des scenes precedentes: Allegro frenetico
5. Le carnaval romain, Op. 9
6. Reverie et Caprice, Op. 8
7. Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23: Overture

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