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By Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Daniele Gatti. By Hector Berlioz; Richard Wagner; Franz Liszt. Region: 0; Sound type: PCM 2.0, DD 5.0; Aspect Ratio: 16:9; Video Type: Color. Classical. DVD (1 discs). Published by Naxos (NX.RCO16109).
Item Number: NX.RCO16109
Video Language: English.
This release, available in three formats- Hybrid SACD, DVD, and Bluray- marks the beginning of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's relationship with Daniele Gatti, the ensemble's seventh chief conductor. Gatti brings an unconventional interpretation to this legendary score, which evokes the same astonishment that audiences surely experienced at Berlioz's 1830 premiere of the piece. A sense of surprise and newness, and the joy of making music together is easily heard in this recording- all of the traits that caused the members of RCO to choose Gatti as their new conductor. Milan-born Daniele Gatti has served as principal conductor of the Orchestra DellAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, as music director of the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and principal guest conductor of the Royal Opera House. He was also recently appointed Artistic Advisor of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. "Gatti takes nothing for granted." (Trouw) "Daniele Gatti's unconventionality is exciting," (NRC).