Warner Classics To Release Berlioz’s Complete Works

By Francisco Salazar

Warner Classics is set to honor the 150th anniversary of Hector Berlioz’s death with the release of the first-ever complete recorded edition of the composer’s works.

The new box set, entitled “Berlioz: The Complete Works,” will feature 27 discs with milestone recordings spanning over 60 years of the Warner Classics, Erato, and Universal.

The collection will include a recording of “Les Nuits d’été,” Symphonie fantastique, “Lélio,” “L’enfance du Christ,” and “La Damnation de Faust” featuring performances by Janet Baker, Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Moser, Susan Graham, and José van Dam.

The collection will also include the 2017 recording of “Les Troyens” with Joyce DiDonato, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Michael Spyres, and the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg with conductor John Nelson. There will also be two historical recordings by Pathé highlighting songs from Acts III and V of “Les Troyens.”

The set will also feature a number of world premiere recordings including fragments of Berlioz’s unfinished opera, “La Nonne sanglante,” Fugue H22 (1826) & Fugue à trois sujets H35 (1829) for organ, “Le dépit de la bergère romance H7 (c.1819),” and “Le temple universel H137c (1861).”

The “Berlioz: The Complete Works” will be released on Feb. 1, 2019.


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