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Hot on the heels of Principal Conductor Edward Gardner's triumph at the 2023 Gramophone Awards where Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage (LPO-0124) won the Opera Award, comes Gardner's second release on the LPO Label - Berlioz's spectacular The Damnation of Faust. Audiences have been captivated by Gardner's artistry, all ears are poised for this anticipated follow-up release. Half grand opera, half roof-raising choral-orchestral spectacular, Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust caused a scandal in 1846 when it was first performed, and with it's supernatural story and thumping good melodies, it's still one of 19th-century music's most rivetingly sinful treats. Recorded live at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on 4 February 2023 with three-massed choruses and all-start cast, this release captures the drama of the opera. The performance and recording of The Damnation of Faust took place 4 February 4, 2023 and features an outstanding cast: Karen Cargill as Marguerite; John Irvin as Faust; Christopher Purves as Mephistopheles; and Jonathan Lemalu as Brander. Joining them is the London Philharmonic Choir,  members of the London Symphony Chorus, and the London Youth Choirs.
Hot on the heels of Principal Conductor Edward Gardner's triumph at the 2023 Gramophone Awards where Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage (LPO-0124) won the Opera Award, comes Gardner's second release on the LPO Label - Berlioz's spectacular The Damnation of Faust. Audiences have been captivated by Gardner's artistry, all ears are poised for this anticipated follow-up release. Half grand opera, half roof-raising choral-orchestral spectacular, Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust caused a scandal in 1846 when it was first performed, and with it's supernatural story and thumping good melodies, it's still one of 19th-century music's most rivetingly sinful treats. Recorded live at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on 4 February 2023 with three-massed choruses and all-start cast, this release captures the drama of the opera. The performance and recording of The Damnation of Faust took place 4 February 4, 2023 and features an outstanding cast: Karen Cargill as Marguerite; John Irvin as Faust; Christopher Purves as Mephistopheles; and Jonathan Lemalu as Brander. Joining them is the London Philharmonic Choir,  members of the London Symphony Chorus, and the London Youth Choirs.
5060096760405
London Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: The Damnation Of Faust

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Format: CD
Label: LPO
Rel. Date: 02/02/2024
UPC: 5060096760405

Berlioz: The Damnation Of Faust
Artist: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Format: CD
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1. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 1: 'Le Vieil Hiver'
2. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scenes 2
3. 3: Ronde de Paysans 'Les Bergers Laissent... Mais D'un Éclat Guerrier'
4. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 3: Marche Hongroise (Hungarian March)
5. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 4: 'Sans Regrets J'ai Quitté Les Riantes Campagnes'
6. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Chant de la Fête de Pques 'Christ Vient de Ressusciter!'
7. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: 'Hélas! Doux Chants Du Ciel'
8. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 5: 'O Pure Émotion!'
9. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 6: 'A Boire Encor!'
10. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Chanson de Brander 'Certain Rat, Dans Une Cuisine'
11. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Fugue. 'Amen'
12. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: 'Vrai Dieu! Messieurs'
13. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Chanson de Méphistophélès 'Une Puce Gentille'
14. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: 'Assez! Fuyons Ces Lieux'
15. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 7: Air de Méphistophélès 'Voici Des Roses'
16. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Choeur de Gnomes Et de Sylphes - Songe de Faust 'Dors! Heureux Faust'
17. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Ballet Des Sylphes
18. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: 'Margarita!'
19. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 8: Final 'Villes Entourées' - Chanson D'étudiants. 'Jam Nox Stellata'
20. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 9: Prélude
21. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Air de Faust 'Merci, Doux Crépuscule'
22. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 10: 'Je L'entends'
23. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 11: 'Que L'air Est Étouffant!'
24. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Le Roi de Thulé 'Autrefois Un Roi de Thulé'
25. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 12: Evocation 'Esprits Des Flammes Inconstantes'
26. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Menuet Des Follets (Minuet of the Will-O'-The-Wisps)
27. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: 'Maintenant, Chantons A Cette Belle' - Sérénade de Méphistophélès 'Devant
28. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 13: Final 'Grand Dieu!... Ange Adoré'
29. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 14: 'Allons, Il Est Trop Tard!... Je Connais Donc Enfin'
30. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 15: Romance 'D'amour L'ardente Flamme'
31. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: 'Au Son Des Trompettes'
32. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 16: Invocation A la Nature 'Nature Immense'
33. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 17: Récitatif Et Chasse. 'A la Voûte Azurée'
34. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 18: La Course A L'abîme 'Dans Mon Coeur Retentit Sa Voix'
35. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 19: Pandæmonium. 'Has! Irimiru Karabrao!... Tradioun Marexil'
36. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111: Epilogue 'Alors, L'enfer Se Tut'
37. Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, H. 111, Scene 20: Dans Le Ciel 'Laus! Hosanna!' - Apothéose de Marguerite 'Remonte Au

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Hot on the heels of Principal Conductor Edward Gardner's triumph at the 2023 Gramophone Awards where Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage (LPO-0124) won the Opera Award, comes Gardner's second release on the LPO Label - Berlioz's spectacular The Damnation of Faust. Audiences have been captivated by Gardner's artistry, all ears are poised for this anticipated follow-up release. Half grand opera, half roof-raising choral-orchestral spectacular, Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust caused a scandal in 1846 when it was first performed, and with it's supernatural story and thumping good melodies, it's still one of 19th-century music's most rivetingly sinful treats. Recorded live at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on 4 February 2023 with three-massed choruses and all-start cast, this release captures the drama of the opera. The performance and recording of The Damnation of Faust took place 4 February 4, 2023 and features an outstanding cast: Karen Cargill as Marguerite; John Irvin as Faust; Christopher Purves as Mephistopheles; and Jonathan Lemalu as Brander. Joining them is the London Philharmonic Choir,  members of the London Symphony Chorus, and the London Youth Choirs.
        
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