A concert from two years ago, recorded by Radio France Musique featuring Orchestre National de France conducted by the legendary Sir Colin Davis and featuring Mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch in a program of music by Berlioz.
Here are the notes:
Opéra Comique : Hector Berlioz
Waverley, Ouverture de concert inspirée de Walter Scott (1828)
Les Nuits d’été, cycle de mélodies sur des poèmes de Théophile Gautier (1838-1856)
Harold en Italie, symphonie concertante d’après Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage de Lord Byron (1834)**
Sophie Koch, Mezzo-soprano*
Sabine Toutain, Alto**
Orchestre National de France
Sir Colin Davis, Direction
Concert donné le 5 novembre 2009
A little under 90 minutes, I broke the concert up between two players - the top player features the Waverley Overture and Les Nuits d'ete and the bottom player features Harold In Italy.
A wonderful concert, beautifully recorded by the Radio France engineers. Further evidence hearing music live works wonders.
Enjoy and remember it's Anti-Road Rage Wednesday . . .in case you needed reminding.