Berlioz, Hector

Hector Berlioz: The Complete Works

CD (Number of discs: 27)
1 Feb 2019

Barcode: 0190295614447

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Other participants: Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Adrian Boult, Mariss Jansons, Louis Frémaux, Jean Martinon, Leonard Bernstein, Riccardo Muti, Sir Colin Davis, Désiré Dondeyne, Daniel Harding, Michel Plasson, Louis Langrée, Yutaka Sado, Jean-Claude Casadesus, John Eliot Gardiner, Sir John Barbirolli, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, François-Xavier Roth, Laurence Equilbey

Hector Berlioz, France’s greatest Romantic composer, exemplifies the spirit of his age – yet his genius was also ahead of its time. Reflecting his colourful life, his music is astonishing for its originality and ambition, and for orchestration of groundbreaking brilliance. This, the first-ever complete Berlioz edition, comprises carefully selected recordings and even includes works completely new to the catalogue. The accompanying booklet, lavishly illustrated, contains a fascinating commentary from Berlioz biographer David Cairns, whose words bring the composer’s music still more vividly to life.