Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Overtures - William Primrose (viola); Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Münch (conductor)
Track Listing
  1. Harold en Italie (Harold in Italy), symphony for viola & orchestra, H. 68 (Op. 16)
  2. Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138
  3. Le Corsaire, overture for orchestra, H. 101 (Op. 21)
  4. Overture to "Benvenuto Cellini" (Grande Ouverture de Benvenuto Cellini) for orchestra, H. 76b (Op. 23)
  5. Le carnaval romain (Roman Carnival Overture), ouverture catactéristique for orchestra, H.95 (Op. 9)
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In the 1950s, Charles Münch was closely associated with the orchestral music of Hector Berlioz, and his masterful recordings with the Boston Symphony Orchestra of the composer's best known works are widely considered as classics. The 1958 traversal of the intensely dramatic Harold in Italy, featuring violist William Primrose as soloist, is one of the extraordinary performances RCA recorded in its nascent three-track technology; though it has been familiar for many years in its Living Stereo mix, it sounds even bolder, ...

Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Overtures 2007, RCA Red Seal

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