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Cd La damnation de Faust now also available for international market

The special edition of La damnation de Faust of Hector Berlioz, a live recording of 29th of 30th of June 1999 in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, conducted by Bernard Haitink, is now also available for the international market.

A memorable performance of Berlioz' masterpiece, performed by Dutch world class orchestra and choir, four phenomenal soloists (Charlotte Margiono, Vinson Cole, Thomas Quasthoff and Jaco Huijpen) and a conductor of worldfame, who started his career with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. This were all very good reasons to bring out this concert on CD. An additional reason was the threatening intention of the Dutch government to entirely abolish the Netherlands Broadcasting Music Center (MCO) with its orchestras (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Metropole Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir). The national and international support for the MCO was successful: the last offer from the government is that our budget is cut in half. This is of course not enough to maintain the vital position the broadcast orhcestra's have in the Dutch and international musical life. In buying the Damnation-cd you can keep supporting our fight for more reasonable budget.

Conductor Bernard Haitink empazises his support for the rich musical tradition in the Netherlands, to pass on the passion to the younger generation of musicians and to keep the high quality of music alive! In the cd-booklet Haitink publishes a letter in which he expresses his concern.

2CD
Challenge Classics
0608917251722 | CC 72517

Laatste aanpassing op Wednesday 23 March 2011

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Cd La damnation de Faust now also available for international market