RODOLPHE KREUTZER (1766-1831): La Mort d'Abel.
Catalogue Number: 01O022
Label: Ediciones Singulares
Reference: ES 1008
Description: Berlioz was in raptures over the second version of this tragedy originally premiered in 1810 (his purple prose is reproduced on the back cover). Unlike some contemporaries, Kreutzer was pursuing Romanticism in this work with its representation of Hell and the Devil and its vivid and innovative orchestral colors show us why Berlioz was so impressed. 144-page 5.5" x 8.25" hard-bound book in two languages (the English in a gorgeous lavender/purple!) with an introduction and six articles (by five different authors). One of a limited edition of 3000 units. 2 CDs. French-English libretto. Sébastien Droy (tenor), Jean-Sébastien Bou, Pierre-Yves Pruvot, Alain Buet (baritones), Jennifer Borghi (mezzo), Namur Chamber Choir, Les Agrémens; Guy Van Waas.