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British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote sings a riveting interpretation of Berlioz’s group of songs Les nuits d’é with the CSO and conductor Sir Mark Elder. Also played are Shostakovich’s youthful First Symphony and a rugged tone poem by Dvořák. Bonus material includes interviews with both guest artists, and a portion of Rimksy-Korsakov’s fanciful Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh.

Dvořák The Golden Spinning Wheel
Berlioz Les nuits d’é
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10

Originally recorded at concerts on Nov. 28, 29 and 30, and Dec. 1, 2012

Rimsky-Korsakov The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya

Originally recorded at concerts on Jan. 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2012

This program will be available until Jan. 21, 2016

Program notes for the Dvorak, Berlioz, and Shostakovich works can be found here, including the texts for the Berlioz songs. Program notes for The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh may be read here.

Performer Biographies

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano

Sir Mark Elder, conductor

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