«Hector Berlioz: Vocal Works With Orchestra»
Ballet des ombres, Op. 2,
Tristia, Op. 18,
Sara la baigneuse,
La belle voyageuse,
Le Jeune Pâtre Breton,
Zaïde Op. 19 No. 1.
Lani Poulson (Mezzo-Soprano), Florian Holscher (Piano), Laura Aikin (Soprano), Alexander Yudenkov (Tenor).
This release features a unique compilation of ballads, romances and other works for vocal soloists or choir with orchestra by Hector Berlioz. These lesser-known works by Berlioz are worth discovering, even more so when interpreted by the SWR Vokalensemble. The ensemble is led by Sylvian Cambreling. French-born conductor Sylvain Cambreling is a musician with big ideas. A thought-provoking, colorful and dramatic artist, he has a flair for grabbing the attention of audiences, yet his originality is rooted in thorough knowledge of musicology. As the Chief Conductor of the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, and Principal Guest Conductor of Klangforum Wien, he has offered ample proof of his gifts for imaginative programme-planning and persuasive championship of contemporary music.