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Ernest Ansermet

Berlioz: Symphonie Fanastique; Overtures; Les Nuits d'ete (3CD)

Issued collectively for the first time on Decca are the complete Berlioz recordings of Ernest Ansermet. Included too is the rehearsal for "Symphonie fantastique" (in French) previously issued on LP only in the US and Japan. The set also offers excerpts from "La damnation de Faust" (the "Danse des sylphes" making its first international appearance on CD), four "Overtures," elementally performed plus the critically-acclaimed recording of "Les nuits d’été" with Régine Crespin.

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
La damnation de Faust:
Menuet des follets;
Danse des sylphes;
Marche hongroise
Overture: Le corsair, Op.21
Overture: Béatrice et Bénédict, Op. 27
Overture: Le carnaval romain, Op. 9
Overture: Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23
Les nuits d’été, Op. 7
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: rehearsal in French

Régine Crespin, soprano
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet