℗ 2013 Chandos
Released February 5, 2013
Duration 1h 12m 00s
Record Label Chandos
Catalogue No. CHSA5118
Genre Classical (Orchestral)
 

Berlioz: Overtures

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis

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1.1
Le Corsaire, Op. 21: Overture. Allegro assai – Adagio sostenuto – Tempo I. Allegro assai
Hector Berlioz; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
8:03
1.2
Béatrice and Bénédict: Overture. Allegro scherzando – Andante un poco sostenuto – Allegro
Hector Berlioz; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
7:58
1.3
Les Francs-juges, Op. 3: Overture. Adagio sostenuto – Allegro assai – Animato – Più vivo – Molto vivo – Molto vivo
Hector Berlioz; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
11:47
1.4
Le Carnaval romain, Op. 9: Overture. Allegro assai con fuoco – Andante sostenuto – Poco animato – Tempo I. Allegro vivace
Hector Berlioz; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
8:25
1.5
Waverley, Op. 1: Overture. Larghetto – Allegro vivace
Hector Berlioz; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
9:53
1.6
Le Roi Lear, Op. 4: Overture. Andante non troppo lento, ma maestoso – Allegro disperato ed agitato assai – Un poco ritenuto – Tempo I [Allegro] – Ritenuto – Tempo I [Allegro] – Un poco più vivo
Hector Berlioz; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
15:20
1.7
Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23: Overture. Allegro deciso con impeto – Larghetto – Allegro deciso con impeto – Animato – Senza stringere – Un poco animato – Molto poco ritenuto – Senza ritenere
Hector Berlioz; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
10:34
Digital Booklet
“Five Stars. A brilliant hi-res recording ... has excellent acoustics and the engineers did a fine job capturing all the inner details of these energetic creations." - Audiophile Audition "Five Stars ... a vivid, large scale recording that brings out Berlioz’s detail really clearly, of which the excellent Bergen Philharmonic players make a great deal ... the playing is satisfyingly mellow and vibrant with warm strings and sturdy woodwind, yet also refreshing and translucent ... a welcome release." - BBC Music Magazine The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis perform seven dazzling orchestral overtures by Hector Berlioz, a composer who excelled in blending literary and musical elements into highly energetic and personal creations. The album includes overtures from Le corsaire, Beatrice et Benedict, Les francs-juges, Le carnaval romain, Waverley, Le roi Lear and Benvenuto Cellini.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway; 11 - 14 June 2012 Recording producer: Brian Pidgeon Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens Assistant engineer: Gunnar Herleif Nilsen, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) Equipment: NRK Produksjon Editor: Jonathan Cooper A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge Front cover: Carnival by Jules Chéret (1836 – 1932) © DEA / G. Dagli Orti / Getty Images Back cover: Photograph of Sir Andrew Davis by Dario Acosta Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-1.54
-2.50 to -0.66
-26.08
-28.15 to -24.79
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14 to 16
1
Le Corsaire, Op. 21: Overture. Allegro assai – Adagio sostenuto – Tempo I. Allegro assai
-0.83-24.9514
2
Béatrice and Bénédict: Overture. Allegro scherzando – Andante un poco sostenuto – Allegro
-1.85-26.6314
3
Les Francs-juges, Op. 3: Overture. Adagio sostenuto – Allegro assai – Animato – Più vivo – Molto vivo – Molto vivo
-1.44-24.7915
4
Le Carnaval romain, Op. 9: Overture. Allegro assai con fuoco – Andante sostenuto – Poco animato – Tempo I. Allegro vivace
-2.30-28.1516
5
Waverley, Op. 1: Overture. Larghetto – Allegro vivace
-2.50-26.6614
6
Le Roi Lear, Op. 4: Overture. Andante non troppo lento, ma maestoso – Allegro disperato ed agitato assai – Un poco ritenuto – Tempo I [Allegro] – Ritenuto – Tempo I [Allegro] – Un poco più vivo
-1.18-25.5315
7
Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23: Overture. Allegro deciso con impeto – Larghetto – Allegro deciso con impeto – Animato – Senza stringere – Un poco animato – Molto poco ritenuto – Senza ritenere
-0.66-25.8415

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