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Thread: Berlioz operas on disc - Les Troyens

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentio View Post
    To be fair to her, I think it was impossible to sing inwardly with Pretre's choice of tempo; he conducted Didon parts almost twice as fast as anyone else.

    Here are the good examples of how Verrett would sound in Berlioz if she was given the pacing to phrase. And funny enough, they were conducted by Pretre. That Troyens must be a flop from him.

    "D'amour L'ardente Flamme"

    Excerpt from Romeo et Juliette

    I have the recital disc those Berlioz excerpts are taken from, and it's a wonderful album.

    You're probably right when you say the problem with her performance on the complete set is not her but Prêtre's strange choice of tempi!
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    I have also several live sets of Troyens with Chauvet

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