Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust

LPO – 0128

Total playing time: 127:58

Recorded at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 4 February 2023.
Producer: Andrew Walton, K&A Productions
Engineer: Deborah Spanton, K&A Productions
Executive Producers: Elena Dubinets, David Burke, Graham Wood

Sung in French.
52-page booklet includes full libretto and English translation.

Made in Lithuania
2023 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
© 2023 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

CD: Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust

Available in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos

Berlioz The Damnation of Faust

Edward Gardner conductor
Karen Cargill Marguerite
John Irvin Faust
Christopher Purves Méphistophélès
Jonathan Lemalu Brander
London Philharmonic Choir
Members of London Symphony Chorus
London Youth Choirs

Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust caused a scandal in 1846 when it was first performed, and with its supernatural story and thumping good melodies, it’s still one of 19th-century music’s most thrilling treats.

In this live concert recording from the Royal Festival Hall, LPO Principal Conductor Edward Gardner is joined by massed choruses and a charismatic all-star cast for an unforgettable performance described by The Guardian as ‘by turns broodingly introspective, beguilingly sensuous and eerily malign, with sinister brass and woodwind flickering like demonic fire.’

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