“That Day Will be One of Tears”

As opposed to the insubstantial jangling below, here’s Sir Colin Davis conducting the Lacrymosa from the Berlioz Requiem:

Persuasive advocates like Sir Colin that expanded our knowledge of the the music of Berlioz. For the Philips label Davis recorded most of the works, including premiere recordings of Benvenuto Cellini and Les Troyens.

This performance is from the 2000 Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. The orchestra and chorus are the combined forces of the Guildhall School of Music and the Paris Conservatoire and look to number some 800. Nothing can compare to a live performance, which I’ve been lucky enough to hear three times.

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