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Berlioz: Cantatas ()

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From 1827 to 1830, Hector Berlioz sought the prestigious Prix de Rome and composed a cantata for each year's competition. As might be expected, his originality stood in the way of immediate success, and the first three efforts were deemed inadequate or unperformable. In his fourth attempt, Berlioz finally acquiesced to most of the constraints imposed by the judges and won, though even here his vivid music exceeded their conservative expectations. Herminie (1828) is a scène lyrique for soprano and orchestra, and this ...

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Berlioz: Cantatas
2003, Naxos

UPC: 747313581023

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