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Benvenuto Cellini

Hector Berlioz (composer), John Osborn (performer), Maurizio Muraro (performer)
Title
Benvenuto Cellini
Composer
Hector Berlioz 1803-1869
Performer
John Osborn  (tenor) Maurizio Muraro  (bas) Laurent Naouri  (bas) Mariangela Sicilia  (sopraan) Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest  (orkest) Koor van de Nederlandse Opera  (koor)
Conductor
Mark Elder
Director
Terry Gilliam 1940-
Librettist
Léon De Wailly Auguste Barbier
Publisher
Naxos, 2018 | Other editions
2 dvd-video's + boekje
Recording date
2015
Playing time
180 min.
Note
Ondertiteling: Frans, Engels, Duits, Koreaans, Japans
EAN
0747313557554
CDR
DCD1514

About Hector Berlioz

Louis-Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer and conductor. His output includes orchestral works such as the Symphonie fantastique and Harold in Italy, choral pieces including the Requiem and L'Enfance du Christ, his three operas Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens and Béatrice et Bénédict, and works of hybrid genres such as the "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette and the "dramatic legend" La Damnation de Faust.

The elder son of a provincial doctor, Berlioz was expected to follow his father into medicine, and he attended a Parisian medical college before defying his family by taking up music as a profession. His independence of mind and refusal to follow traditional rules and formulas put him at odds with the conservative musical establishment of Paris. He briefly moderated his style sufficiently to win France's premier music prize – the Prix…Read more on Wikipedia

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