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Berlioz: Overtures ()

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composed by Hector Berlioz

Berlioz: Overtures - Staatskapelle Dresden; Colin Davis (conductor)
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  1. Grande Ouverture des Francs-Juges, for orchestra, H. 23d
  2. Waverly Overture (Grande Ouverture de Waverly) for orchestra, H. 26 (Op. 1)
  3. King Lear Overture (Grande Ouverture du roi Lear), for orchestra, H. 53 (Op. 4)
  4. Le carnaval romain (Roman Carnival Overture), ouverture catactéristique for orchestra, H.95 (Op. 9)
  5. Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138
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  1. Grande Ouverture des Francs-Juges, for orchestra, H. 23d
  2. Waverly Overture (Grande Ouverture de Waverly) for orchestra, H. 26 (Op. 1)
  3. King Lear Overture (Grande Ouverture du roi Lear), for orchestra, H. 53 (Op. 4)
  4. Le carnaval romain (Roman Carnival Overture), ouverture catactéristique for orchestra, H.95 (Op. 9)
  5. Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138
  6. Le Corsaire, overture for orchestra, H. 101 (Op. 21)
  7. Overture to "Benvenuto Cellini" (Grande Ouverture de Benvenuto Cellini) for orchestra, H. 76b (Op. 23)
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The overtures of Hector Berlioz are in a class of their own, alternately zippy and jittery, redolent with nervous energy and languid, even meditative, this last quality being a particularly important influence on Richard Wagner. Nonetheless, outside of the atypically gleeful Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9, most of Berlioz's overtures are relatively little known and are only seldom recorded as a unit. Sir Colin Davis is an old hand with Berlioz, having recorded the Frenchman's entire orchestral output for Philips. Berlioz: ...

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Berlioz: Overtures 2005, RCA Red Seal

UPC: 828766583922

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