Hector Berlioz

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From Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams: more musical voices who have changed our world
Over the past few months, our Know the Score series introduced 20 great composers. But what of the many we couldn’t write about? Martin Kettle suggests some other names whose music is well worth exploring

Martin Kettle

25, Nov, 2020 @1:36 PM

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Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the month
Michael Spyres is almost superhumanly good in this live recording of Berlioz’s légende dramatique

Erica Jeal

12, Dec, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Berlioz: a thrilling comeback by the master of the grand gesture
One hundred and fifty years after his death, Berlioz’s music is finally getting the audience it deserves. Why has it taken so long to be loved?

Edward Blakeman

28, Aug, 2019 @11:43 AM

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The Demon review – Cardiff winner Andrei Kymach makes his mark
A remarkable showing from the newly crowned Singer of the World and erotically charged scenes in this Rubinstein rarity

Tim Ashley

01, Jul, 2019 @2:30 PM

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Philharmonia/Nelson review – devotion and drama elevate Berlioz's Requiem
In this grand setting, the composer’s Grande Messe des Morts unfolded with intensity and gravitas, with tenor Michael Spyres bringing ease and beauty of tone

Tim Ashley

11, Mar, 2019 @1:30 PM

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Berlioz: Harold in Italy, Les Nuits d’Été review – Roth's piquant period performance
This historically accurate performance is truly convincing, adding transparency and emotion to Berlioz

Andrew Clements

24, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Queens and aces: the best classical music of 2019
There’s a year-long celebration of female composers, a brand new festival of contemporary music – and it’s birthday time for Berlioz

Andrew Clements

01, Jan, 2019 @3:01 PM

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L’Enfance du Christ/BBCSO review – Berlioz rendered with baleful beauty
Themes of refuge and religious doubt came to the fore in a poignant oratorio conducted elegantly by Edward Gardner

Tim Ashley

18, Dec, 2018 @3:48 PM

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Berlioz: Les Troyens CD review – electrifying performances set a new benchmark
John Nelson, Joyce DiDonato and a carefully assembled cast never let the pace slacken in a stylish recording full of tremendous dramatic commitment

Andrew Clements

22, Nov, 2017 @4:49 PM

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The Damnation of Faust review – Liverpool Phil moves from loftiest speculation to the lowliest taverns
John Nelson’s conducting, the dramatic performances and the Scouse accent made for a thrilling concert performance of Berlioz’s oratorio

Alfred Hickling

14, Mar, 2017 @10:07 AM

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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Rameau CD review – exuberant, stylish take with baroque swagger

Erica Jeal

01, Sep, 2016 @5:15 PM

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Béatrice et Bénédict review – too much outside-the-box thinking
Berlioz’s take on Much Ado About Nothing sounds beautiful here, but Laurent Pelly’s staging is busy and distracting, and gets taken over by a single metaphor

Tim Ashley

24, Jul, 2016 @1:34 PM

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