[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD/Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Friday 19 July 2019
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2-CDs + Blu-ray Audio disc. Presenting Igor Markevitch's searing 1959 reading of Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust with the Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux and a cast led by the impressive Richard Verreau. Presented in deluxe hardback edition marking the 150th anniversary of death of Hector Berlioz.
"dramatic and vivid … the recording sounds remarkably fresh … Markevitch draws the full effect from Berlioz's quirky touches of scoring"" Penguin Guide"
"In this recording, Mephistopheles sounds appropriately greasy and seductive. When we go to the beer cellar the orchestra and choir are loud and raucous. Yet, the sound remains transparent, and lines in the woodwinds are clearly expressed. The Amen Chorus sounds drunk and is a true expression of bestiality." hberlioz.com