℗ 2015 Chandos

Berlioz: Harold en Italie - Rob-Roy - Rêverie et caprice

James Ehnes, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC high resolution audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 96 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
Intrata di Rob-Roy Macgregor
Hector Berlioz; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
Rêverie et caprice, Op. 8
Hector Berlioz; James Ehnes; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
Harold en Italie, Op. 16, H 68  
I. Harold aux Montagnes. Scènes de mélancolie, de bonheur et de joie. Adagio
Hector Berlioz; James Ehnes; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
II. Marche de pélerins chantant la prière du soir. Allegretto
Hector Berlioz; James Ehnes; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
III. Sérénade d'un montagnard des Abruzzes à sa maitresse. Allegro assai
Hector Berlioz; James Ehnes; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
IV. Orgie de brigands. Souvenirs des scènes précédentes. Allegro frenetico
Hector Berlioz; James Ehnes; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    63:56
"Four Stars ... distinguished by the lucid, exhilarating, smoothly contoured playing of the MSO under that experienced Berliozian Sir Andrew Davis. Ehnes is an exquisite soloist luminously backed by the orchestra ... brilliantly captures the music’s illustrative and allusive detail."
- The Telegraph

Nine-time Juno-winning Canadian musician James Ehnes is centre stage on this recording of orchestral works by Berlioz, with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Ehnes plays two instruments made by Stradivarius, respectively a viola in the solo part of Harold en Italie and a violin in the solo of Rêverie et caprice. Ehnes fills big shoes here: Berlioz composed the four movement symphony Harold en Italie at the request of Paganini, who was looking for a work which would display his prowess on a fine Stradivarius viola. The programme also includes the Rob-Roy Overture which Berlioz recycled for Harold en Italie and the Rêverie et caprice, the only piece he ever wrote for solo violin.This album was recorded following an extraordinary concert in November 2014 with the same forces.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 1 August 2014 (Intrata di Rob-Roy Mac Gregor) & 8 (live) and 10 November 2014 (other works)
Executive producer: Ralph Couzens
Recording producer: Haig Burnell
Sound engineers: Nicholas Mierisch (Intrata di Rob-Roy Mac Gregor only), Garry Havrillay, and Tim Symonds
Editor: Robert Gilmour
Mastering Ralph: Couzens
The solo viola played in this recording of Harold en Italie was made by Carlo Bergonzi, Cremona c. 1740. James Ehnes gratefully acknowledges its loan from John & Arthur Beare Ltd, London.
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover: The Painter’s Studio in Naples (1827) by Massimo Taparelli, Marquis d’Azeglio (1798 – 1866) / De Agostini Picture Library / F. Gallino / Bridgeman Images
Back cover: Photograph of Sir Andrew Davis © Dario Acosta Photography
Design and typesetting: Cap & Anchor Design Co.
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Puccini: Manon Lescaut Andrea Bocelli; Ana María Martínez; Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana; Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana; Plácido Domingo
Quadrants, Vol. 3 Altius Quartet
Schubert Lieder: Nacht und Träume Ailish Tynan; Iain Burnside
Anatol Vieru, Vols. 3 & 4 Anatol Vieru; Various Artists
Il violoncello del cardinale Accademia Ottoboni; Marco Ceccato
Alan Beeler: Vocal Music Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn; Brian Church; Eric Christopher Perry; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Choir; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Orchestra; Ovidiu Marinescu; Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiří Petrdlík; Petr Vronský
Chopin: 24 Préludes Alain Lefèvre
Reger, J.S. Bach, Messiaen & Others: Works for Organ Amanda Mole
Allan Pettersson: 8 Barefoot Songs - Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 for String Orchestra Anders Larsson; Nordic Chamber Orchestra; Christian Lindberg
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 & Symphony No. 3 (feat. Oviedo Filarmonía, Marzio Conti) Alexandre Da Costa; Oviedo Filarmonía; Marzio Conti
Blueprinting Aizuri Quartet
A Glimpse of Another Spain Ali Hirèche
Manuel Ponce: Guitar Music, Vol. 3: Four Guitar Sonatas Aleksandr Tsiboulski
Art of Song Aaron Parks; Almaz Yebio
Verdi: Otello Aleksandrs Antonenko; Krassimira Stoyanova; Carlo Guelfi; Barbara di Castri; Juan Francisco Gatell; Michael Spyres; Paolo Battaglia; Eric Owens; David Govertsen; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Children's Choir; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions