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Grande messe des morts

Hector Berlioz (composer), Robert Tear (performer), André Previn (conductor)
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Title
Grande messe des morts
Composer
Hector Berlioz 1803-1869
Performer
Robert Tear 1939-2011 (tenor) London Philharmonic Choir London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
André Previn 1929-2019
Publisher
Warner Classics, 2019
2 cd's
Recording date
1980
Playing time
01:28:40
EAN
0190295528195
CDR
DBX12759
Placing suggestion
31 - Missen, oratoria, cantates, passionen, ... (NBLC) K6 - Koorwerken (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

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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