|Hector Berlioz|| |
La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 (The Damnation of Faust)
Thomas Quasthoff (Bass-Baritone), Charlotte Margiono (Soprano), Vinson Cole (Tenor), Jaco Huijpen (Bass)
Netherlands Radio Choir
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Live recording of a memorable Berlioz concert in Amsterdam
This live recording was made in June 1999 at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam within the “Carte Blanche” series for Bernhard Haitink. This memorable concert with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra left a lasting impression. This extraordinary recording is now released on CD and should be a symbol of the high quality of this orchestral body with its rich tradition, at a time when the future of this orchestra is so threatened by politics and is already scheduled to be wound up in the next few years.