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The Bitter End

Donald Macleod explores the bitter final years of Hector Berlioz, when he was troubled by ill-health and a continued poor reception for his music in France.

Donald Macleod explores the bitter final years of Hector Berlioz, when, troubled by ill health and a continued poor reception for his music in France he was moved to write in his Memoirs: "I am alone. My contempt for the folly and baseness of mankind, my hatred of its atrocious cruelty, have never been so intense. And I say hourly to death: 'When you will.' Why does he delay?".

1 hour

Last on

Fri 14 Aug 2015 18:00

Music Played

  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust - Ballet music, no.5; Les Troyennes

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Frémaux.
    • EMI: 7 69932 2.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust - Ballet music, no.5; Les Troyennes [moderato con moto]

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Frémaux.
    • EMI: 7 69932 2.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Troyens a Carthage - Intermezzo; Chasse royale et orage

    Choir: Montreal Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Montreal S O. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • DECCA : 443-693 2.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Troyens A Carthage - Chasse royale et orage

    Choir: Montreal Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Montreal S O. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • DECCA : 443-693 2.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Beatrice et Benedict - opera in 2 acts Op.27 Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Choir: Paris Orchestra Chorus.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 449-577 2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Beatrice Et Benedict - Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Choir: Paris Orchestra Chorus.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 449-577 2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Beatrice et Benedict - opera in 2 acts Op.27 Act 2, no.10; Dieu! Que viens-je d

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Choir: Paris Orchestra Chorus.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 449-577 2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 8.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Beatrice Et Benedict -Act 2, no.10; Dieu! Que viens-je d'entendre?

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Choir: Paris Orchestra Chorus.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 449-577 2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 8.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Sara la baigneuse Op.11 Act 2, no.10; Dieu! Que viens-je d'entendre?

    Singer: Gaele le Roi. Performer: Noel Lee. Singer: Francoise Biscara.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMA-1951293.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 7.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Sara La Baigneuse Op.11 For Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano & Piano Publ.1850 - Orig For

    Performer: Noel Lee. Singer: Gaele le Roi. Singer: Francoise Biscara.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMA-1951293.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 7.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Waverley - overture Op.1

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • Sony: SMK89807.
    • Sony.
    • 3.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Waverley - Overture Op.1

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • Sony: SMK89807.
    • Sony.
    • 3.

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