Lisa Larsson

Berlioz: La Captive (Download)

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Lisa Larsson

Berlioz: La Captive (Download)

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Hector Berlioz: La Captive

Het Gelders Orkest

Antonello Manacorda | Lisa Larsson

Challenge Classics / HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue CC72639


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About the Album

Before winning the Prix de Rome in 1830 with the fairly scholastic cantata La mort de Sardanapale, Berlioz had already submitted attempts in the form of La mort d’Orphée (1827), Herminie (1828) and La mort de Cléopâtre (1829). Herminie was outstripped by the submission made by Ross-Despréaux and only came second. The cantata Herminie would survive, however, not least because Berlioz derived the idée fixe from his Symphonie Fantastique. The cantata, to a text by Pierre-Ange Vieillard, was inspired by Tasso’s ‘Gerusalemme liberata’, an epic set during the Crusades. And then, following the failures of Orphée and Herminie, came the third attempt. In that particular year, the jury decided not to award any first prize. It was only the next year that he succeeded in satisfying the jury, when he obediently followed the advice he had been given with the less colourful and much shorter cantata La mort de Sardanapale. Winning the Prix de Rome allowed the victor to spend two years in the Eternal City. Berlioz complained about all manner of things in Italy, from the demise of sacred music to the general ignorance of music in the country. All that I could produce for the Académie was confined to three or four pieces.’ One of these pieces was the song La captive, whose success he could not have predicted.


Album tracks

  1. Herminie, scène lyrique: Récit: Quel trouble te poursuit

  2. Herminie, scène lyrique: Air: Ah! Si de la tendresse

  3. Herminie, scène lyrique: Récit: Que dis-je?

  4. Herminie, scène lyrique: Air: Arrête! Arrête! Cher Tancrède

  5. Herminie, scène lyrique: Air: Venez, venez, terribles armes!

  6. Herminie, scène lyrique: Prière: Dieu des chrétiens

  7. La captive, Op. 12

  8. La mort de cléopâtre : Allegro vivace con impeto – Récit. C’en est donc fait!

  9. La mort de cléopâtre : Lento cantabile. Ah! qu’ils sont loin ces jours, tourment de ma mémoire

  10. La mort de cléopâtre : Méditation. Largo misterioso. Grands Pharaons, nobles Lagides

  11. La mort de cléopâtre : Allegro assai agitato. Non!... non, de vos demeures funèbres


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