H. Berlioz: Berlioz L’Enfance Du Christ

L’Enfance du Christ op. 25 (Oratorium) (Gesamtaufnahme)
Prologue (1. Teil)
Marche nocturne
Toujours ce rêve!
O misère des rois!
Les sages du Judée
Duett: O mon cher fils
Joseph! Marie!
Ouverture (2. Teil)
Il s’en va loin de la terre
Les pélerains étant venus
Depuis trois jours, malgré l’ardeur du vent (3. Teil)
Duett: Dans cette ville immense
Entrez, entrez, pauvres Hébreux!
Trio für 2 Flöten und Harfe
Vous pleurez, jeune mère

Alastair Miles, Véronique Gens

Format: 2 SACD Hybrid
Release date: 1/12/2013
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   in Choir & Organ (Jan, 2014)
Robin Ticciati’s previous Berlioz recordings with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra have established him as a sympathetic interpreter of this maverick but endlessly fascinating composer. It’s slightly unexpected therefore, given that L’enfance du Christ is probably Berlioz’s most ‘chamber’ orchestral-choral piece, that Ticciati opts for the altogether larger forces of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Nevertheless, he obtains excellent results from them, and his phenomenal chorus, in idiomatic French, catch much of Berlioz’s tender response to the narrative of Christ’s early childhood. Their delivery of the celebrated ‘Shepherd’s Farewell’ is exceptionally lovely. The soloists make fine contributions too, with Yann Beuron and Alistair Miles the most compelling. Veronique Gens …
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   in Classical Music (Feb, 2014)
Berlioz is not just for christmas! Ticciati directs a vibrant, unsentimental account of this enduring score, and is joined by a near-perfect cast: Gens is a motherly but achingly beautiful Mary; Loges a rich-toned, very human Joseph. With exemplary surround-sound, this is a welcome addition to the catalogue. …
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