Many thanks Trottar for this rarity
After much searching for the Romeo et Juliette of my dreams, I ended up back here, with the very first recording of this piece I owned, along with much of the rest of the original Colin Davis Berlioz cycle. While other recordings have in my mind and ear superceded much of the Davis survey (excepting the colossal Les Troyens, and the Te Deum), this recording holds my attention just as it did 45 years ago. The London Symphony Orchestra was at a peak of performance and sound back in the late sixties, and here Davis has them in complete control. The choir is the estimable John Alldis Choir, and for me are the best of the best on this recording. The soloists are uniformly first class British singers from the era, and a special kudo to Robert Tear for sounding so French! In sum, there are other admirable recordings of this work, but for me this is the best, the definitive one.
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Performer: John Shirley-Quirk, Patricia Kern, Robert Tear
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Number of Discs: 2
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.89 GB
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