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Work: Roméo et Juliette, choral symphony

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ComposerBerlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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BerlinBerliner Philharmoniker & Daniel Harding

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, choral symphony
Berliner Philharmoniker; Gijs Leenaars; Andrew Staples; Shenyang; Rundfunkchor Berlin; Daniel Harding

StockholmBeethoven, Berlioz and Wagner

Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Karina Canellakis; Eva-Maria Westbroek; Stuart Skelton; Ain Anger

ManchesterBerlioz’s Shakespearean Masterpiece

Berlioz’s Shakespearean Masterpiece
Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, choral symphony
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Alice Coote; Laurent Naouri; Hallé Choir; RNCM Chamber Choir

LondonTilson Thomas: 50th Anniversary Celebration

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, choral symphony
London Symphony Orchestra; Simon Halsey; Alice Coote; Nicholas Phan; Nicolas Courjal; London Symphony Chorus

ParisBerlioz & Friends

Berlioz, Paganini, Bizet, Liszt, Weber
Orchestre Pasdeloup; Mykola Diadiura; Benoît Marin; Shuichi Okada; Simon Ghraichy
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Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony at the Elbphilharmonie

Daniel Harding, Alina Ibragimova and the Swedish RSO at the Elbphilharmonie © Claudia Hohne
Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in love with Pettersson and Berlioz, whereas Alina Ibragimova disappoints in Schumann.
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Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette with the ORR

Sir John Eliot Gardiner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Prom 20 proved an exhilarating journey, featuring Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette as one of the key works of this year’s BBC Proms' Shakespeare 400 celebrations.
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Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala

Allison Bell © Felipe Pagani
“If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.” There was certainly plenty of Shakespeare-inspired music on the bill for the London Philharmonic Orchestra's celebration of The Bard. 
***11
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A distant universe: Romeo et Juliette in Amsterdam

Igone de Jongh (Juliette) and James Stout (Roméo) © Monika Rittershaus
The concept of bringing opera and ballet together in an abstract production is interesting, but Sasha Waltz creates a cold universe that fails to convey strong emotions.
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Plumbing the dramatic depths of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette

Ekaterina Gubanova and the CSO © Todd Rosenberg
After being absent since December, music director Riccardo Muti returned to Chicago Symphony in a passionate account of the epic Roméo et Juliette by Berlioz.
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