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Hyperion Records

LSO0729 - Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts

Recording details: June 2012
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by James Mallinson
Engineered by Neil Hutchinson
Release date: March 2013
Total duration: 94 minutes 4 seconds

Grande Messe des morts

Sir Colin Davis was revered Berlioz expert and his LSO Live Berlioz recordings were one of the most widely acclaimed series’ of classical recordings of recent years and collected numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards for Les Troyens. The release of the monumental Grande Messe des morts marks the completion of this cycle and further confirms Sir Colin’s status as one of the greatest conductors of Berlioz’s music.

Recorded in St Paul’s Cathedral, a fitting acoustic for the work, the London Symphony Orchestra are joined by English lyric tenor Barry Banks and two of London’s finest choirs, the London Symphony Chorus and London Philharmonic Choir.

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