HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Hector Berlioz – Complete Songs With Orchestra Including “Les Nuits D’Ete” (Davis)

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Now, really, the Berlioz-Davis-cycle is completed.
These works are unusual for different reasons. This is the only version of Nuits D’ete that I know that employs multiple soloists rather than one soprano or mezzo.
This is a wonderful peformance. Variety per se might not have worked with different soloists. But all four seem perfect to me. Sheila Armstrong had been a favorite singer since her “Let the Bright Seraphim ” near the end of Karl Richter’s “Samson”. She sings her two songs again with a bright clear soprano. Josephine Veasey sang much Berlioz including “Les Troyens” and captures the emotional depth of ‘Spectre”. I had not heard Frank Patterson before this recording, but he sings with a powerful and penetrating voice recalling the singer in “The Dead”, and John Shirley-Quirk is equally good, though his timbre might be an acquired taste-such as the one that hasn’t fully occurred for me in the case of Lelio. Its melange of spoken narrative soliloquy, tenor/piano Goethe lieder, baritone/male chorus Brigand’s aria et al contain (in my view)some quite
attractive music which dramatizes/animates thoughts/ideas of the narrator.

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Performer: John Shirley-Quirk, Sheila Armstrong, Frank Patterson, Josephine Veasey

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Vinyl 1970
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.17 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

Tracklist

    Les Nuits D’Ete, Op. 7  
A1 Frank Patterson – 1. Villanelle 2:26
A2 Josephine Veasey – 2. Le Spectre De La Rose 7:07
A3 John Shirley-Quirk – 3. Sur Les Lagunes 7:08
A4 Sheila Armstrong – 4. Absence 5:47
A5 Frank Patterson – 5. Au Cimetiere 5:50
A6 Sheila Armstrong – 6. L’Ile Inconnue 4:07
B1 Sheila Armstrong – La Belle Voyageuse, Op. 2, No. 4 5:30
B2 John Shirley-Quirk – La Chasseur Danois, Op. 19, No. 6 3:02
B3 Josephine Veasey – La Captive, Op. 12 7:06
B4 Frank Patterson – Le Jeune Patre Breton, Op. 13, No. 4 4:20
B5 Sheila Armstrong – Zaide, Op. 19, No. 1 3:34

 

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Analyzed Folder: /96k Berlioz – All Songs With Orchestra Including ‘Les Nuits D’Ete’ – Davis
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DR         Peak       RMS        Filename
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DR13       -8.57 dB   -26.05 dB  A1 Frank Patterson – 1. Villanelle.flac
DR13       -1.78 dB   -23.50 dB  A2 Josephine Veasey – 2. Le Spectre De La Rose.flac
DR12       -1.56 dB   -19.55 dB  A3 John Shirley-Quirk – 3. Sur Les Lagunes.flac
DR11       -1.94 dB   -19.63 dB  A4 Sheila Armstrong – 4. Absence.flac
DR14       -3.93 dB   -25.70 dB  A5 Frank Patterson – 5. Au Cimetiere.flac
DR12       -2.30 dB   -20.01 dB  A6 Sheila Armstrong – 6. L’Ile Inconnue.flac
DR14       -0.40 dB   -21.07 dB  B1 Sheila Armstrong – La Belle Voyageuse, Op. 2, No. 4.flac
DR13       -2.65 dB   -19.60 dB  B2 John Shirley-Quirk – La Chasseur Danois, Op. 19, No. 6.flac
DR14       -4.96 dB   -25.14 dB  B3 Josephine Veasey – La Captive, Op. 12.flac
DR13       -3.09 dB   -22.60 dB  B4 Frank Patterson – Le Jeune Patre Breton, Op. 13, No. 4.flac
DR11       -1.04 dB   -17.46 dB  B5 Sheila Armstrong – Zaide, Op. 19, No. 1.flac
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Number of Files: 11
Official DR Value: DR13
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Credits

  • Bass Vocals – John Shirley-Quirk
  • Composed By – Hector Berlioz
  • Conductor – Sir Colin Davis
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Josephine Veasey
  • Orchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra
  • Soprano Vocals – Sheila Armstrong
  • Tenor Vocals – Frank Patterson

Ripping Info

Monitoring

  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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