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Riccardo Muti, Chicago SO, Soloists - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & Lelio, ou le Retour a la Vie (2015) 2CDs

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Riccardo Muti, Chicago SO, Soloists - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & Lelio, ou le Retour a la Vie (2015) 2CDs

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & Lélio, ou le Retour à la Vie (2015) 2CDs
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti; Gérard Depardieu, narrator
Chicago Symphony Chorus; Mario Zeffiri, tenor; Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 424 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 262 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: CSO Resound | # CSOR 901 1501 | Time: 01:54:42

Recorded in 2010 during Riccardo Muti's first subscription concerts as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's tenth music director, this new double-CD release pairs Hector Berlioz's beloved Symphonie fantastique with its sequel, Lélio, ou le retour de la vie (Lélio, or The Return to Life). Berlioz intended Symphonie fantastique to be followed by Lélio in concert, as the artist returns to life to comment anew on music and art. Maestro Muti and the CSO are joined in Lélio by the acclaimed actor Gérard Depardieu as the narrator, tenor Mario Zeffiri, bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus. With the "conclusion and complement" of Symphonie fantastique, as Berlioz referred to Lélio, this recording increases listeners' familiarity with the music of a daring and revolutionary composer.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's label, CSO Resound, is noted for its extraordinary sound quality and its exciting performances, many of which are among the finest it has ever offered on disc. This double CD of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and its intended sequel, Lélio, ou le retour à la vie, is a bit of a rarity because they are infrequently paired, due to the different forces required for each. Symphonie fantastique is a five-movement programmatic symphony for orchestra, while Lélio is a melodramatic cantata for narrator, vocalists, chorus, two pianos, and orchestra, which makes mounting a performance of the two works together a bit daunting (quite aside from the fact that Lélio fell into neglect after the Romantic era, while the Symphonie fantastique has always been a hit). For this performance, Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in a rousing, if solidly mainstream, interpretation of the symphony on the first disc, and he is joined on the second disc by actor Gérard Depardieu, tenor Mario Zeffiri, bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus, in a performance that conveys the extremes of lyricism and bombast that are so characteristic of Berlioz. It helps to know French, though the texts are provided, and Depardieu's highly dramatic reading communicates the intensity of Berlioz's passionate expressions. But listeners will be delighted by the variety and inventiveness of the music, both of which argue convincingly for Lélio's revival. Highly recommended for Berlioz devotees and collectors of CSO Resound releases.

Review by Blair Sanderson, Allmusic.com

Riccardo Muti, Chicago SO, Soloists - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & Lelio, ou le Retour a la Vie (2015) 2CDs



Riccardo Muti, Chicago SO, Soloists - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & Lelio, ou le Retour a la Vie (2015) 2CDs



Performers:

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director and Conductor
Gérard Depardieu, narrator
Mario Zeffiri, tenor
Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, Chorus Director and Conductor

Tracklist:

CD1 - Symphonie fantastique:

01. I. Reveries - Passions (15:19)
02. II. Un bal (06:45)
03. III. Scene aux champs (16:07)
04. IV. Marche au supplice (06:40)
05. V. Songe d'une nuit du sabbat (09:56)

CD2 - Lélio, ou le Retour à la Vie:

01. I. Narration (02:31)
02. II. Le pecheur (06:22)
03. III. Narration (02:21)
04. IV. Choeur d'ombres (05:48)
05. V. Narration (03:35)
06. VI. Chanson des brigands (04:19)
07. VII. Narration (01:45)
08. VIII. Chant de bonheur (06:26)
09. IX. Narration (01:26)
10. X. La harpe eolienne - Souvenirs (03:56)
11. XI. Narration (05:08)
12. XII. Fantaisie sur la tempete de Shakespeare (14:18)
13. XIII. Narration (00:47)
14. XIV. Coda (01:04)


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Riccardo Muti, Chicago SO, Soloists - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & Lelio, ou le Retour a la Vie (2015) 2CDs

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