NEW CAMBRIDGE BERLIOZ ENCYCLOPEDIA NOW PUBLISHED
The Cambridge University Press's new 420-page Cambridge Berlioz Encyclopedia - edited by Julian Rushton - was published on December 7.
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"EXPERIENCING BERLIOZ" TO BE PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY
Melinda O'Neal, choral-orchestral conductor and Professor of music at Dartmouth College NH, will be publishing her new book "Experiencing Berlioz - A Listener's Companion" in February 2018.
The link below goes into more detail, along with warm recommendations from fellow Berliozians, and includes a 30% discount offer.
ALASTAIR ABERDARE AND DAVID CAIRNS AWARDED MEDALS OF HONOUR BY LA CÔTE SAINT-ANDRÉ
At a ceremony in the Town Hall in early September during the Festival Berlioz 2017, Berlioz Society President David Cairns and Chairman Alastair Aberdare were presented with medals of honour by La
Côte Saint-André Mayor Joël Gullon.
Photograph below by kind permission of Festival Berlioz.
FESTIVAL BERLIOZ, LA CÔTE SAINT-ANDRÉ 2017
Please click the button below to read Chris Follett's report on this year's Festival.
GLYNDEBOURNE "BÉATRICE ET BÉNÉDICT" NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
The 2016 Glyndebourne production of Berlioz's late opera "Béatrice et Bénédict" - based on Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" - has been issued in DVD/Blu Ray format - the only official DVD of the work to date !
Available from Presto at £20 (£24 for Blu Ray).
Cast: Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Béatrice) ;
Paul Appleby (Bénédict);
The Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Antonello Manacorda Stage director Laurent Pelly - Opus Arte: OA1239D DVD) / OABD7219D (Blu Ray)
JOHN NELSON RECORDING OF THE TROJANS IN STRASBOURG
American conductor and Berlioz specialist John Nelson and a cast of some 250 musicians performed Berlioz's "Les Troyens" opera in Strasbourg over the Easter Weekend at two well-attended concerts which Erato/Warner Classics recorded and have now released.
Leading the cast in a towering interpretation were French-Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Cassandre), Americans MIchael Spyres (tenor/ Énée) and Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano/Didon) with Nelson conducting the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Click here to download press release
GARDINER TO CONDUCT LES NUITS D'ÉTÉ AT THE BARBICAN, MARCH 2018
SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE AT FESTIVAL HALL IN JUNE 2018
Paavo Järvi will conduct The Philharmonia Orchestra in a performance of the Symphonie fantastique at London's Royal Festival Hall in a concert starting at 7.30pm on June 3, 2018 - Tickets and details: click here.
BERLIOZ SESQUICENTENARY 2019
2019 marks the sesquicentenary - or 150th anniversary - of the death of Berlioz in 1869 and plans are already afoot in France and Britain to celebrate this event. The Berlioz Society's Chairman Alastair Aberdare is heading initiatives in Britain to stage major concerts of the composer's works, while in France, an International Conference is to take place in August 2019 at La Côte Saint-André, Berlioz's birthplace, in cooperarion with the Festival Berlioz and the Musée Hector Berlioz.
Please click the button below for more details (in French and English).
BERLIOZ LETTERS PUBLISHED BY ACTES SUD
This collection is available in French only.
Nouvelles lettres de Berlioz, de sa famille, de ses contemporains
Peter Bloom, Joël-Marie Fauquet, Hugh J. Macdonald, Cécile Reynaud (Editors)
Published by Actes Sud / Palazzetto Bru Zane, 792 pages, price 30 € (available from Musée Hector Berlioz - price includes postage and packing).