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Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette - Tilson Thomas

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette - Tilson Thomas

San Francisco Symphony  2193600742 (2 discs)

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Vocal


Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette

Sasha Cooke (mezzo)
Nicholas Phan (tenor)
Luca Pisaroni (bass-baritone)
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)


Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring unsurpassed storytelling and musicality to their latest recording on the Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label: Berlioz’s dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette. With a narrative that Berlioz deemed “too beautiful, too musical” to not be performed, this impassioned orchestral scoring of love and despair is further enriched by the vocals of Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca Pisaroni, and the SFS Chorus. Available in studio master-quality on two-disc SACD and for digital download and streaming.

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Recorded live from 28 June to 1 July 2017 at the Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California, United States, 24/192

Producer: Jack Vad

Engineering support: Greg Moore, Gus Pollek, Dann Thompson, Denise Woodward

Post-production: Mark Willsher

Mastering: Gus Skinas
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Comment by hiredfox - November 5, 2018 (1 of 2)

Good to see them back, for a while it looked like we had also them to the Streamers!

Comment by hiredfox - January 11, 2019 (2 of 2)

I hear that MTT is stepping down as Chief Conductor and Music Director at the end of this season so his SFS Media series of recordings is likely to become very collectable. Get them whilst you can is my best advice.

Very big boots to fill. Hasn't proved to be easy for the RCO post Janssons and it won't be easy for SFS. MTT is surely one of the all time greats.

By the way this is an excellent account of Berloiz's Romeo & Juliette, brilliantly sung and finely recorded. Thoroughly recommended.