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Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ - Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano); Matthew Rose (bass); Peter Rose (bass); William Dazeley (baritone); Yann Beuron;...
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  1. L'Enfance du Christ, oratorio for soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, 3 basses, chorus & orchestra ("trilogie sacrée") H. 130 (Op. 25)
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Colin Davis, currently the grand old man of Berlioz conductors, has recorded the French romantic's L'Enfance du Christ an amazing three times: first on L'oiseau-Lyre LPs (not issued on CD), then on Philips (frequently issued on LP and CD), and now on LSO Live (issued on CD with super audio surround sound capabilities). While not perhaps the most emotional Berlioz conducer in history, Davis' more measured approach suits the more meditative L'Enfance. All three of his recordings are quite fine, but the sound quality gets ...