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Pablo González conducts Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ

Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC)

Pablo González conducts Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC)

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The Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya's Christmas concert, live on medici.tv!

L'Enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ) is one of the most fascinating works by Berlioz. Initially presented by the same author as the recovery of a work by a Baroque composer, it is based on the journey of the Holy Family, as narrated by the evangelist Matthew. With a libretto written by the composer himself, it was premiered in Paris in 1854. The oratorio focuses on the figure of Herod, the murder of all new-borns in Judea, and on the escape and exile of the Holy Family in Egypt; the ending focuses on the arrival of the Holy Family at Sais, where they are hosted by a group of Ishmaelites.

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Program

  • Hector Berlioz, L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25
    • I, 1: "Dans la crèche, en ce temps, Jésus venait de naître" (The Narrator)
    • I, 1: Marche nocturne (Orchestra)
    • I, 1: "Qui vient? ... Rome ... Avancez!" (Un Centurion/Polydorus)
    • I, 2: "Toujours ce rêvel encore cet infant" (Herod)
    • I, 2: "Ô misère des rois! (Herod)
    • I, 3: "Seigneur! ... Lâches, tremblez!" (Polydorus/Herod)
    • I, 4: "Les sages de Judée" (Chorus/Herod)
    • I, 4: "Eh bien! Par le fer qu'ils périssent!" (Herod/Chorus)
    • I, 5: "Ô mon cher fils, donne cette herbe tendre" (Marie/Joseph)
    • I, 6: "Joseph! Marie!" (Choeur/Marie/Joseph)
    • II, 1: Overture (Orchestra)
    • II, 1: "Il s'en va loin de la terre" (The Shepherds' Farewell) (Chours)
    • II, 1: "Les pèlerins étant venus" (The Narrator/Chorus)
    • III, 1: "Depuis trois jours, malgré l'ardeur du vent" (The Narrator)
    • III, 1: "Dans cette ville immense" (Marie/Joseph/Chorus)
    • III, 2: "Entrez, entrez, pauvres Hébreux" (The Father/Chorus)
    • III, 2: "Sur vos traits fatigués la tristesse est empreinte" (The Father/Joseph/Chorus)
    • III, 2: Trio des Ismaëlites (for two flutes and harp)
    • III, 2: "Vous pleurez, jeune mère... (The Father/Joseph/Chorus)
    • III, 3: "Ce fut ainsi que, par un infidèle" (The Narrator)
    • III, 3: "Ô mon âme" (The Narrator/Chorus)

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Christian Leblé
  • Venue: Sala Pau Casals, L’Auditori (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Broadcast date: Dec. 21, 2013, 7 p.m.
  • Production date: 2013

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Casting

  • Maria Ricarda Wesseling | Marie
  • Agustín Prunell-Friend | Evangelist, a centurion
  • Alexandre Duhamel | Joseph
  • Paul Gay | Hérode and Le Père de famille
  • Marc Pujol | Polydorus
  • Cor Madrigal
  • Cor Lieder Càmera

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