DVDs, Videos, Films

Berlioz on DVD and video

Musique filmée collection – Louvre Museum

Biographies

Berlioz on DVD and video

Works Conductor Orchestra/Chorus Date of recording Company Catalogue number Soloists
Messe solennelle Gardiner Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/  Monteverdi Choir 1994 Philips B00006ZU6R Brown/ Viala/ Cachemaille
“Symphonie Fantastique”
(Ballet)
Liszt transcription
for piano
Royal Danish Ballet
Choreography: Leonide Massine
1948 VAI 4507           –
Symphonie fantastique Celibidache Symphony Orchestra of RAI Turin 1969
2014 reissue (box set)
Opus Arte
5 DVD (with various composers)
OA0977D
O1152BD
          –
Berlioz Rediscovered Messe solennelle/
Symphonie fantastique
Gardiner Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/  Monteverdi Choir 1994/1991
 2007 issue
DECCA 0743212 Brown/ Viala/ Cachemaille
Symphonie fantastique Karajan Orchestre de Paris 1971 EMI/ Classic Archives 4901129           –
Symphonie fantastique Previn Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1984 R M Arts B00004Y7I3
& 1561270709
          –
Symphonie fantastique/
Les Nuits d’été
Diederich Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra 1988 Image Entertainment 6305339740 Pollet
Symphonie Fantastique Gardiner Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique 1991 Philips UCBP-1004           –
Symphonie Fantastique Jansons Berliner Philharmoniker 2001 Medici Arts 202 0098           –
Keeping Score

Symphonie fantastique
Tilson Thomas San Francisco Symphony 2009 SFSmedia           –           –
Symphonie fantastique DVD + CD Muti Orchestra giovanile Luigi Cherubini/  Orchestra giovanile Italiana 2010 Zyx Music Classic/ Cornércard ASIN: B003QUBTEC           –
Lélio, ou retour a la vie DVD + CD Muti Orchestra giovanile Luigi Cherubini/  Orchestra giovanile Italiana/  Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor 2010 Zyx Music Classic/ Cornércard ASIN: B003QUBTEM Depardieu/
N/A
Symphonie fantastique Haitink Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 2015 Arthaus Musik 109 166 (DVD)
109 167 (Blu-ray)
          _
Symphonie fantastique Gatti Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 2016 RCO Live RCO16108          _
Symphonie fantastique Krivine La Chambre Phlharmonique 2014; 2017 issue Alpha ALPHA714         _
Symphonie fantastique/
Harold en Italie
Eschenbach Orchestre de Paris 2001 Bel Air Classiques BAC016 Zimmermann
Symphonie fantastique/
Les Nuits d’été
Munch Montreal Symphony Orchestra/ Orchestre de Radio Canada 2004 issue Video Artists International B0001JXP5C
VAI4273
Hétu
Renata Scotto in Budapest  

Les Nuits d’été
Lukács Budapest Symphony Orchestra 1991 VAI DVD 4430 Scotto
Harold en Italie Gergiev Mariinski Theatre Orchestra 2007 Bel Air Classiques  BAC031 Bashmet
Grande Messe des morts Abravanel Utah Symphony Orchestra/ University of Utah A Capella Choir/ University of Utah Civic Chorale 1969 Vanguard/ Classic Records HDAD 2012 Bressler
Grande Messe des morts Bernstein Orchestre national de France/ Nouvel orchestre philharmonique/ Chœur de Radio France 1975 Kultur Video 1354 Burrows
Grande Messe des morts Davis Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus 1989 Image Entertainment

Arthaus Musik
102027  Lewis
Benvenuto Cellini Gergiev Wiener Philharmoniker
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
2007/ 2009 release Naxos 2.110271 Fritz/ Naouri/  Sherratt /  Petrenko/  Kovalevska/  Aldrich
Roméo et Juliette Davis Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

(recorded at the Philharmonie in Munich)
1985
reissue on laser disc
reissue in 2006 on DVD 

Pioneer
Arthaus Musik


102017
Schwarz/ Langridge/ Meven
Overture Le Carnaval romain Monteux Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1961 VAI 4226           –
Overture Le Carnaval romain Szell Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1961 VAI 4222           –
Overture Le Corsaire Norrington Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra 2007 issue Hänssler HAEN 93901           –
Classic BBC Proms

Overture Le Corsaire
Temirkanov Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra 1992, 2014 reissue ICA Classics 
5 DVD
(with various composers)
ICAB5134  
La Damnation
de Faust
Cambreling Staatskapelle Dresden 1999 Arthaus Musik 100003 White/ Kasarova
La Damnation
de Faust
Solti Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra 1989 Decca
Arthaus Musik
0714103
102023
Von Otter/  Lewis/ Van Dam/ Rose
Marche hongroise
(La Damnation de Faust)
Karajan Berliner Philharmoniker 1978 Deutsche Grammophon DG NTSC 
073 4493
          –
Marche hongroise
(La Damnation de Faust)
Abbado Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 1996 Arthaus Musik 100043           –
Marche hongroise
 (La Damnation de Faust)
Solti Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 1992 Decca UCBD-1006           –
Le Spectre de la Rose Hartemann Orchestre Philharmonique de l’ORTF 1965 EMI Classics DVA 4928479 Crespin
“Le Spectre de La Rose”

L’Invitation à la Valse (Weber, orch. Berlioz)
cond: Agrest choreog: Fokine Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre 1990- 2002 Arthaus Musik 100 392 Kirov Ballet
Te Deum Abbado Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Prague Philharmonic Choir/ Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus/ Tölzer Boys’ Choir 1992 Image Entertainment
Arthaus Musik
ID5804RADDVD
102029
Carreras/  Haselböck
L’Enfance du Christ Munch Boston Symphony Orchestra/ The Harvard Glee Club/ Radcliff Choral Society 1966 VAI VAI 4303 McCollum/ Kopleff/ Uppman/ Gramm
L’Enfance du Christ Ledger Royal Ballet/ English Chamber Orchestra/  English National Opera 1988 Thames Video ASIN: B00008T7A6 Rolfe-Johnson/ Kimm/ Shimell/ Van Allan/ Luxton/
Chasse royale et orage 
(Les Troyens)
Munch Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1961 VAI 4226 Villars/
Polaski
Les Troyens  Levine Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Chorus/Ballet 1983 Pioneer Entertainment B00005UM2U
6300217388
013023-167391
Troyanos/ Norman/  Domingo/ Monk/ Plishka
Les Troyens Gardiner Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/
Monteverdi Choir
2004 Opus Arte OA0900D Graham/ Kunde/ Caterina
Les Troyens Gergiev Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/
Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana
2009; 2011 issue C Major 706008 Ryan/ Viviani/
Cutler/ Shilova
Matos,/Barcellona/
Bulicheva
Les Troyens Pappano Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Royal Opera Chorus
2012; 2013 issue Opus Arte OA1097D Hymel, Antonacci/
Westbroek/

Musique filmée collection – Louvre Museum

Works Conductor Orchestra/Chorus Date of recording Company Soloists colour or 
black and white
Symphonie fantastique Munch Boston Symphony Orchestra 1962 WGBH, US N/A
b&w
Symphonie fantastique  Paray Orchestre national de l’Ortf 1971 Ina, France N/A
b&w
Symphonie fantastique Bernstein Orchestre national de France 1975 Unitel, Germany N/A
colour
Symphonie fantastique Eschenbach Orchestre de Paris 2001 Bel Air Media, France N/A
colour
Symphonie fantastique (1)
(Liszt transcription)
choreography: Massine Royal Danish Ballet 1948 France  N/A 
b&w
Les Nuits d’été: Absence Paray Orchestre national de l’ORTF 1971 Ina, France Bacquier b&w
Les Nuits d’été Blomstedt Danish Radio Orchestra 1974 DRTV, Denmark Baker  colour
Les Nuits d’été  Hétu Orchestre symphonique de Montréal 1966 Radio-Canada/
CBC
distributed by 
VAI
Horne b&w
Les Nuits d’été  A Davis BBC Symphony Orchestra 1996 BBC, UK Lott colour
Harold en Italie

Eschenbach Orchestre de Paris
Bel Air Média, France Zimmerman  b&w
Roméo et Juliette (2) choreography: Béjart Orchestre de l’opéra national de Bruxelles
RAI, Italy N/A
colour
Requiem  C Davis London Symphony Orchestra 1966 BBC, UK N/A
b&w
Benvenuto Cellini (rehearsal)

20 minutes

C Davis N/A 1973 Ina (ORTF), France Eda-Pierre/ Bastin/ Gedda b&w

Benvenuto Cellini

Fedoseyev Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio musicale fiorentino 1987 RAI, Italy  Merritt/ Bastin/ Braun/ Ferrin/ Zillio/ Casarin colour
La Damnation de Faust: Hungarian March Mengelberg Concertgebouw Orchestra 1931 Nedfilm, the Netherlands N/A
b&w
La Damnation de Faust: Serenade and Song of the flea

Plasson Orchestre philharmonique de l’ORTF 1975 Ina, France Bacquier  b&w
La Damnation de Faust Baudo Orchestre national de Lyon 1983 Ina (Antenne 2), France Rendall/ Schmidt/ Raimondi/ Frémeau  colour
Overture Le Corsaire  Barbirolli Hallé Orchestra 1962 Classic archives/ BBC, UK N/A
b&w
Les Troyens

Baudo Orchestre national de Lyon 1988 FR3, La Sept, France Pickens/ Burt/ de Moor/ Mitchell/ Schwartz colour

Notes:

1. Ballet. The miraculously preserved 1948 film of the choreography which Leonide Massine produced in 1936 for Berlioz’s masterpiece.

2. Ballet.

Biographies

Title Direction Date DVD/ video Production Principal actor
La Symphonie fantastique Christian-Jaque 1942 video
1966 release
Télédis Jean-Louis Barrault
La Symphonie fantastique Christian-Jaque 1942 DVD
2003 release 
Èditions René Chateau Jean-Louis Barrault
I, Berlioz Tony Palmer 1992 (video)
2009 (DVD)
TV documentary Isolde Films Limited Corin Redgrave
Moi, Hector Berlioz Pierre Dupouey 2003 (DVD) TV documentary ARTE France, API productions N/A
In the Footsteps of Berlioz N/A 2012 (DVD)

NTSC, Region 1, US and Canada
Documentary Kultur Video N/A

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