Leonard Bernstein - Berlioz: Harold In Italy





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Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original analogue EMI master tapes

Leonard Bernstein conducts the Orchestre Natinoale de France with Donald McInnes performing on the viola. Bernstein was one of the most recorded conductor/composers in history and whereas most of his work was released on CBS (Sony) and Deutsche Grammophon, during the 1970s several notable EMI recordings came out of his association with the Orchestre National de France (including Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique).

EMI had recorded Orchestre National de France (also known as Orchestre National de l'Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF)) for many years under its chief conductor Jean Martinon. However, largely as a result of the concerts he gave in the 1970s, Bernstein immediately struck up a rapport with the orchestra and the result was magic: "The French orchestra play beautifully for Bernstein, and they also sense the ebb and flow of tempo which he imparts to the music." as the Gramophone wrote in 1977.

Recorded on November 3, 1976, at the famous Salle Wagram, Paris.

Produced by John Mordler and engineered by Paul Vavasseur.



Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Harold In Italy, Op. 16
1. I. Adagio - Allegro ma non troppo (Harold In the Mountains)
2. II. Allegretto (Procession of Pilgrims)
3. III. Allegro Assai - Allegretto (Serenade)
4. IV. Allegro frenetic (Orgy of the Brigands)

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