Berlioz: Les Nuits D'été, Arias

Berlioz: Les Nuits D'été, Arias

by Susan Graham, John Nelson
     
 

Classicist and iconoclast at once, the great French composer-critic Hector Berlioz was at peak form when composing his ravishing and haunting song cycle Les Nuits d'été (Summer Nights). In these superb evocations of the Romantic imagination, a special talent from our own time, the American soprano Susan Graham, is completely at home. Her richly shaded voiceSee more details below

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Classicist and iconoclast at once, the great French composer-critic Hector Berlioz was at peak form when composing his ravishing and haunting song cycle Les Nuits d'été (Summer Nights). In these superb evocations of the Romantic imagination, a special talent from our own time, the American soprano Susan Graham, is completely at home. Her richly shaded voice searches out nuances in text and melody, shining with commitment and pleasure in each nocturnal vision. She brings the same luster to selections from Berlioz's operas Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens, and Béatrice et Bénédict, as well as his oratorio La Damnation de Faust. Her achievement is matched by the distinguished Berlioz conductor John Nelson. If Graham is not yet the sovereign interpreter of these classics -- champion predecessors include Régine Crespin and Rita Gorr -- she is far and away our present-day leader.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/1997
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646273029
catalogNumber:
62730
Rank:
61106

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  1. Les Nuits d'été, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra), H. 81 (Op. 7)  - Hector Berlioz  - Jeremy Caulton  - Josephine di Donato  - Théophile Gautier  - Susan Graham  -  John Nelson  -  Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
  2. Damnation de Faust, La, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra, ("légende dramatique") H. 111 (Op. 24): D'amour l'ardente flamme (Romance)  - Hector Berlioz  - Jeremy Caulton  - Josephine di Donato  - Susan Graham  -  John Nelson  -  Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
  3. Benvenuto Cellini, opera, H. 76a, Op. 23: Mais qu'ai-je donc? (Air)  - Hector Berlioz  - Jeremy Caulton  - Josephine di Donato  - Susan Graham  -  John Nelson  -  Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
  4. Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir (Monologue)  - Hector Berlioz  - Jeremy Caulton  - Josephine di Donato  - Susan Graham  -  John Nelson  -  Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
  5. Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Adieu, fière cité (Air)  - Hector Berlioz  - Jeremy Caulton  - Josephine di Donato  - Susan Graham  -  John Nelson  -  Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
  6. Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138: Dieu! Que viens-je d'entendre?  - Hector Berlioz  - Jeremy Caulton  - Josephine di Donato  - Susan Graham  -  John Nelson  -  Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden

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