Berlioz: La Damnation De Faust - Dvorák: Te Deum
Format: COMPACT DISC
Hammond, Joan; BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Choral Society; Nowakowski, Marian; Alan, Hervey; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth; Sargent, Sir Malcolm; Lewis, Richard; Boyce, Bruce
Sir Malcolm Sargent was regarded as Britain's 'ambassador of music' and made many overseas tours as both principal and guest conductor of leading British orchestras and choirs. His energetic and efficient work to popularize classical music made him a household name. Sargent was a skilled conversationalist, and a popular member of Radio's wartime informational programme 'The Brains Trust'. He was knighted in 1947. On the present release, he is heard at the helm of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a cast of stellar soloists as they perform Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust, and Dvorak’s Te Deum. The Berlioz performance is a BBC Broadcast which was made live from the Royal Festival Hall on February 25, 1953, and the Dvorak is a BBC Broadcast which was made live from the Royal Festival Hall on May 26, 1954.