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Berlioz-inspired works of art : LP and CD cover designs (9)

© Robert Malone for photos and commentary
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This page presents the photos taken by Mr Robert Malone of LPs and CDs in his personal collection. He holds the copyright for all of them.
Each photo is accompanied by Mr. Malone’s own commentary.

We are most grateful to Mr. Malone for sending us scanned copies of the photos and granting us permission to reproduce them on our site.

Munch

The only Berlioz item on this is the Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict, recorded on 20 December 1949.

 

Munch

... with Margaret Roggero (alto), Leslie Chabay (tenor), Yi-Kwei Sze (bass), Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society (G. Wallace Woodworth, director); recorded on 23 February 1953. There were two completely different designs used for the LP releases.

 

Munch

... with Suzanne Danco (Marguerite, soprano), David Poleri (Faust, tenor), Martial Singher (Mephistopheles, baritone), Donald Gramm (Brander, bass), McHenry Boatwright (a voice, bass), Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society (G. Wallace Woodworth, director); recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston on 21-22 February 1954 and Manhattan Center, New York City on 7 April 1954. This release was only in mono; stereo tapes were made, but lost; this CD release also includes the only surviving stereo excerpt, a clip from the “La Course à l’abîme” and ‘Pandaemonium’ sections.

 

Munch

Recorded on 14-15 November 1954 (two very different LP covers were used.)

 

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Victoria de los Ángeles (soprano); 12-13 April 1955 (only recorded in mono).

 

Munch

... with Florence Kopleff (Mary, alto), Cesare Valletti (narrator and Centurion, tenor), Gérard Souzay (Joseph, baritone), Giorgio Tozzi (Polydorus, Herod, and Father of a Family, bass), Lucien Oliver (Polydorus, baritone, in one short section), New England Conservatory Chorus (Lorna Cooke deVaron, director), Doriot Anthony Dwyer (flute), James Pappoutsakis (flute), Bernard Zighera (harp); recorded on 23-24 December 1956. Note: Various releases over the years have made conflicting claims as to the proper assignment of some of the singing roles.

 

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... with William Primrose, viola; 31 March 1958.

 

Munch

... with Léopold Simoneau (tenor, in Sanctus), New England Conservatory Chorus (Lorna Cooke deVaron, director); recorded on 26-27 April 1959.

 

Munch

Overture Le Carnaval romain, Op. 9; Overture to Béatrice et Bénedict, Overture Le Corsaire, Op. 21; Grande Ouverture de Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23; Chasse royale et orage, from Les Troyens; recorded on 1 December. 1958 (first 3) and 6 April 1959 (last 2).

 

Munch

... with Rosalind Elias (mezzo-soprano), Cesare Valleti (tenor), Giorgia Tozzi (bass), New England Conservatory Chorus (Lorna Cooke deVaron, director); recorded on on 23-24 April 1961.

 

Munch

Recorded on 9 April 1962.

 

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Philadelphia Orchestra, for Columbia Records; Berlioz items limited to orchestral excerpts from La Damnation de Faust — Menuet des follets, Ballet des sylphes, and Marche hongroise (Rákóczy March); recorded on 14 March 1963.

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