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Berlioz: Harold In Italy, & Three Overtures:
  • Label: Alto
  • UPC: 5055354413698
  • Item #: 2085794X
  • Release Date: 10/12/2018
  • Rank: 100000000
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Price: $11.64
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Berlioz: Harold In Italy, & Three Overtures: on CD

"Yet again Sir Colin Davis demonstrates his supreme mastery as a Berlioz interpreter... especially fascinating is to compare this latest Harold en Italie with earlier versions - the biggest contrast is the extra tautness of Davis's interpretation, with speeds consistently faster... The textures are sparer, sharper and lighter - bringing extra incisiveness all round. One other benefit is that the magnificent Tabea Zimmermann, is balanced as part of the orchestra. The beauty of her tone, with it's nut-brown colours on the C-string, is never masked, but the balance allows pianissimi of a delicacy never achieved by the 1975 version. In the introduction there is a repeat marked 'pianissimo possibile' - just what you hear in magic tones." (Gramophone)