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Benvenuto Cellini

Hector Berlioz (composer), Nicolai Gedda (performer), Jules Bastin (performer)
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Title
Benvenuto Cellini
Composer
Hector Berlioz 1803-1869
Performer
Nicolai Gedda 1925-2017 (tenor) Jules Bastin 1933-1996 (bas) Robert Massard  (bariton) Roger Soyer  (bas) Christiane Eda-Pierre 1932-2020 (sopraan) Covent Garden Royal Opera House Chorus  (koor) BBC Symphony Orchestra  (orkest)
Conductor
Colin Davis 1927-2013
Librettist
Léon De Wailly
Publisher
Philips, 1988
3 cd's + boekje
Recording date
1972
Playing time
2:40:12
EAN
0028941695529
CDR
DCX0527
Placing suggestion
32 - Opera (NBLC) K5 - Opera, operette en andere theatermuziek met vocale inbreng (Flemish music schema)

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About Hector Berlioz

Louis-Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer and conductor. His output includes orchestral works such as the Symphonie fantastique and Harold in Italy, choral pieces including the Requiem and L'Enfance du Christ, his three operas Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens and Béatrice et Bénédict, and works of hybrid genres such as the "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette and the "dramatic legend" La Damnation de Faust.

The elder son of a provincial doctor, Berlioz was expected to follow his father into medicine, and he attended a Parisian medical college before defying his family by taking up music as a profession. His independence of mind and refusal to follow traditional rules and formulas put him at odds with the conservative musical establishment of Paris. He briefly moderated his style sufficiently to win France's premier music prize – the Prix…Read more on Wikipedia

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