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Encounters with England

Donald Macleod explores Berlioz's experiences and achievements in England.

After a series of commercial failures in his native France, Hector Berlioz resolved, "there is nothing to be done in this ghastly country and I can't leave it quickly enough." He first headed north and east, to St. Petersburg, and not long afterwards made his first trip to Britain. In this programme Donald Macleod explores Berlioz's experiences and achievements in England.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Nuits d'ete Op.7 - no.3; Sur les lagunes

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Philips: 412 4932.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Nuits d'ete Op.7 - no.3; Sur les lagunes

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Philips: 412 4932.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Hector Berlioz

    La Damnation de Faust - Pt.3, sc.11; Le Roi de Thule

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.
    • NAIVE : V-5266.
    • NAIVE.
    • 11.
  • Hector Berlioz

    La Damnation de Faust - Pt.3, sc.11; Le Roi de Thule

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.
    • NAIVE : V-5266.
    • NAIVE.
    • 11.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • PHILIPS : 438-939-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • PHILIPS : 438-939-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Irlande Op.2 - Adieu, Bessy for tenor and piano

    Singer: John Aler. Conductor: Cord Garben.
    • DGG : 435-860-2.
    • DGG.
    • 14.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Irlande Op.2 - Adieu, Bessy for tenor and piano

    Singer: John Aler. Conductor: Cord Garben.
    • DGG : 435-860-2.
    • DGG.
    • 14.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold en Italie - symphony Op.16 -2nd movement Marche de pelerins

    Performer: Gérard Caussé. Performer: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 446-676-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 2.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold en Italie - symphony Op.16 -2nd movement Marche de pelerins

    Performer: Gérard Caussé. Performer: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 446-676-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 2.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Te Deum Op.22 Te Deum (Hymn) and Christe Rex gloriae (Hymn)

    Performer: Choeurs et Orchestre de Paris. Singer: Jean Dupouy. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Choir: Maítrese de la Résurrection.
    • CBS: CD46461.
    • CBS.
    • 5.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Te Deum Op.22 Te Deum (Hymn) and Christe Rex gloriae (Hymn)

    Performer: Choeurs et Orchestre de Paris. Singer: Jean Dupouy. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Choir: Maítrese de la Résurrection.
    • CBS: CD46461.
    • CBS.
    • 5.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Te Deum Op.22 - Marcia (March for the presentation of the colours)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • PHILIPS : 416-660.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 6.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Te Deum Op.22 - Marcia (March for the presentation of the colours)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • PHILIPS : 416-660.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 6.

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