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Berlioz: Les Troyens [The Trojans] [Box set]

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  • Performer: Ben Heppner, Michelle DeYoung, Petra Lang, Sara Mingardo, Peter Mattei, et al.
  • Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
  • Composer: Hector Berlioz
  • Audio CD (9 July 2001)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: LSO Live
  • ASIN: B000063DQA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,619 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 1 - "Ha, Ha! Apres dix ans" 3:51£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 2 - "Les Grecs ont disparu" 3:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 2 - "Malheureux roi!" 5:11£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 3 - "C'est lui!" 1:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 3 - "Reviens a toi... Pauvre ame... si tu m'aimes... mais le ciel et la terre... quitte-nous des ce soir"14:08Album Only
Listen  6. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 4 - "Dieux protecteurs de la ville eternelle" 5:41£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 5 - Combat de ceste - pas de lutteurs 1:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 6 - Pantomime 8:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 7 - "Du peuple et des soldats" 1:13£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 8 - "Chatiment effroyable!" 6:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 9 - "Que la deesse... a cet objet sacre" 1:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 10 - "Non, je ne verrai pas la deplorable fete" 2:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Les Troyens: Act I, No. 11 - "De mes sens eperdus Marche Troyenne" 7:00£0.69  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Les Troyens: Act II, No. 12a - Scene et recitatif: introduction 1:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Les Troyens: Act II, No. 12b - Scene et recitatif: introduction0:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Les Troyens: Act II, No. 12 - "O lumiere de troie... Ah! Fuis, fils de Venus" 5:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Les Troyens: Act II, No. 13 - "Quelle esperance... Le salut des Vaincus..." 2:33£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Les Troyens: Act II, No. 14 - "Ha, puissante Cybele" 3:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Les Troyens: Act II, No. 15 - "Tous ne periront pas... Oh digne soeur d'Hector" 4:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Les Troyens: Act II, No. 16 - "Coplices de sa gloire... Le tresor!" 5:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 17 - "De Carthage les cieux" 1:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 18 - Chant national "Gloire a Didon" 2:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 19a - "Nous avons vu finir sept ans a peine" 1:39£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 19b - "Chers tyriens" 5:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 20 - Entree des constructeurs 1:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 21 - Entree des matelots 1:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 22 - Entree des laboureurs 1:58£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 23 - "Peuple! Tous les honneurs" 3:04£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 24 - Les chants joyeux10:40Album Only
Listen17. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 25a - "Echappes a grand peine"0:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 25b - "Errante sur les mers" 1:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 26 - "J'eprouve une soudaine et vive impatience" 2:01£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 27 - "Auguste reine, un peuple errant et malheureux" 3:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Les Troyens: Act III, No. 28 - "J'ose a peine annoncer ... Reine! Je suis Enee ... Des armes! Des armes!" 8:08£0.69  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 29 - Chasse royale et orage 9:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 30 - "Dites, Narbal, qui cause vos alarmes" 3:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 31a - "De quels revers air" 1:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 31b - "Vaine terreur cavatine"0:27£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 31c - "De quels revers air et cavatine" 1:50£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 32 - Marche pour l'entree de la reine 1:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 33a - Pas des almees ballet 4:29£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 33b - Danse des esclaves ballet 4:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 33c - Pas d'esclaves Nubiennes 1:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 34a - "Assez ma soeur" 2:01£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 34b - "O blonde Ceres" 4:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 35a - "Pardonne, Iopas" 1:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 35b - "O pudeur! Tout conspire" 4:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 36a - "Mais bannissons ces triste souvenirs"0:41£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 36b - "Tout n'est que paix et charme" 4:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 37 - "Nuit d'ivresse et d'extase infinie"10:07Album Only


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Listen  1. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 38 - "Vallon Sonore" 5:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 39 - "Preparez tout, il faut partir enfin ... Chaque jour voit grandir" 2:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 40 - "Par Bacchus!" 2:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 41a - "Inutiles regrets!" 1:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 41b - "Ah! Quand viendra l'instant des supremes adieux" 4:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 42 - "Enee!" 2:24£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 43 - "Debout, Troyens, eveillez-vous, allerte! ... Allerte! Entendez vous amis ..." 2:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 44 - "Errante sur test pas ..." 4:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 44 - "Italie!"0:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 45 - "Va ma soeur, l'implorer" 3:03£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 46 - "En mer, voyez! Six vaisseaux!" 4:27£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 47 - "Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir" 3:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 48 - "Adieu, fiere cite" 3:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 49 - "Dieux, de loubli, dieux du tenare ... S'il faut enfin qu'Enee aborde Italie" 4:39£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 50 - "Pluton ... semble m'etre propice" 3:48£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 51 - "Ah! Au secours! Au Secours! La renne s'est frappee" 1:03£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Les Troyens: Act V, No. 52 - "Rome ... Rome ... Immortelle! ... Haine eternelle a la race d'Enee" 1:13£0.69  Buy MP3 


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Sir Colin Davis's extraordinary recording of Berlioz's operatic masterpiece has captured attention all over the world, and won the highest international awards.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars C'est magnifique! 29 Jun 2002
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1) 5 stars for being the greatest bargain in the CD catalogue.
2) 5 stars for the absolutely outstanding quality of the gorgeous recorded sound and the inclusion of a libretto.
3) 5 stars for the extraordinarily alive, alert, active, sensitive, passionate playing of the LSO!
4) 5 stars for Sir Colin Davis for conducting such a thrilling, tender, beautiful and moving performance.
5) 5 stars for the virtuosic efforts of the singers. Heppner, especially is wonderfully dramatic and tender when necessary. And Petra Lang as Cassandra is OUTSTANDING. But the other singers all contribute at the highest level. Even Hylas' little song at the opening of Act V is handled with sensitivity and feeling by Toby Spence.
6) 5 stars, and worth the price of the entire set, for the last 20 minutes of Act IV, with the quintet, septet and duet sung with OUTRAGEOUS beauty, especially the little coda between Dido and Aeneas at the conclusion of 'Nuit d'ivresse...'. Oh wow.
7) Finally, 5 stars for LSO Live, for releasing such a quality performance, with the highest production values, at such a great price.
P.S----5 stars for Berlioz for writing such a monumental opera and then filling it with such detail and humanity.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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These CD's are a live recording of performances of Les Troyens given at the Barbican last December. I was at the Barbican on one marvellous Saturday when both parts were performed. The playing and singing then was of the highest order and this has been transferred to the CD's. Colin Davis's pacing of a score which is at one moment full of martial sounds and the next intimate music is absolutely masterful. The orchestral playing is wonderful as was the singing of the LSO Chorus. To choose one out of the cast is invidious but Petra Lang was absolutely stunning. Its a shame the endings of the acts have been re-recorded - I'm sure the long and loud cheering at the end would add to the atmosphere. An absolute must for opera fans and what a bargain!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Staggering. Is this really a live recording?? 17 Oct 2002
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As someone who is wary of live recordings I would not have bought this CD if it were not for the Gramophone Award. But goodness me, how wrong can you be, the audience is so unobtrusive I can only assumed that the recording crew had them gagged and bound. This recording is absolutely splendid. I am now off to order the other Berlioz recordings on LSO Live....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Recording 28 Jan 2012
By bill
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I have now heard three recordings of this wonderful work and this leads the others by a considerable margin, despite a few weaknesses in the casting.I cannot believe that it is live and could kick myself for not going to see it at the Barbican.The opening scenes are among the most exciting I have heard in a long time and the singing of the Cassandra is just electrifying in its intensity, matched by that of Peter Mattei (what artists).Ben Hepper exceeds my wildest expectations as Aeneas and is better in my view that the more mannered singing of John Vickers in the earlier Philips set. My biggest reservation among the singers is the Dido of Michel DeYoung,just does not do it for me,however in the final scenes she does come to life. Veasey in the earlier set and Pollet in the Detoit version are both better. Despite this I still give this set five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best version i've heard 21 Nov 2005
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This is my favourite opera of all time and for me this is the best version i have heard on CD. To be honest i had my doubts if a live recording would work but believe me it does. Also worth a mention are the other berlioz works conducted by Sir Colin Davis and the LSO.
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By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER
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I was at first inclined to award this recording four stars on account of some reservations about the singing but it is performed with such conviction and so much else is superlative that I relented. Nonetheless, it is a central fact that good as the principals are, they are not necessarily a match for some illustrious predecessors. Michelle de Young, in particular, impassioned and involved as she is, does not have a truly distinguished, "queenly" voice of the kind Janet Baker and Josephine Veasey brought to this role and her vibrato tends to become obtrusive at times. Occasionally her French vowels become too dark and occluded where clarity and incisiveness are required; nonetheless, she really comes alive in the dramatic recitative "Dieux immortels" just before her lament "Je vais mourir" where she rises to the moment despite the occasional passing uncertainty in pitch. Her timbre is perhaps too similar to that of the Cassandre, Petra Lang, who doesn't have a very full, steady or even attractive tone but is very expressive and clearly sings her heart out. Besides, Davis's Cassandre in the 1969 studio recording, Berit Lindholm, wasn't flawless either.

Ben Heppner almost makes light of the vicious tessitura of the role of Aeneas and as such ironically strips it of some of the heroic striving that Jon Vickers' more effortful delivery brought to it but as singing his account is terrific and he too comes alive in the scene where the ghosts exhort him to abandon Dido and head for Rome.

Some of the secondary roles are especially well sung, in particular Peter Mattei's elegant and incisive Chorèbe and Sara Mingardo's Anna - indeed the latter, with her full, dark steady production, sounds like a potential Dido herself if she could manage the tessitura.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Les TroyensAll
Apart from the Royal Hunt and Storm I knew nothing of this music when I bought it, but i have such a strong affection for other Berlioz works that I have always thought it my duty... Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars old history
A long run for following dramatic story,could tell a long story about what is common known as a legend,and period
Published 14 months ago by RPF.van Meer
4.0 out of 5 stars Boop boop ba doop!
An absolute classic! I put this bad boy in one of my six-disc slots, hit the road and put down the windows!

'Proletariat!' I cry out at the passing multitudes. Read more
Published on 24 July 2012 by Papa Lazarou
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Berlioz
Berlioz at his best. A truly stunning piece of music produced by the master of conducting Sir Colin Davis.
It cannot be faulted. Four hours of unadulterated pleasure!
Published on 6 July 2012 by Tim Armstrong
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
I didn't buy this when it originally came out as I already owned Davis's 1960s recording. But having been so impressed with his recent releases I took the plunge. Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2011 by TRT
3.0 out of 5 stars Davis's second-best Troyens
This largely praiseworthy production has been let down by certain stylistic aspects of performance--those where linguistic and musical matters impinge upon one another. Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2009 by pclaudel
4.0 out of 5 stars TROJANS
On one level, I find it easier than I often do to account simply for the rating I have given this set. Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2008 by DAVID BRYSON
3.0 out of 5 stars Missing just one thing to be truly magnificent
This recording ought to have been five stars. The singers are superb, most of the conducting sensitive. Read more
Published on 13 Mar 2007 by Adam Cuerden
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