1. Recordings of Hector Berlioz' Grande Messe des morts consulted.
    Jean Fournet, cond. Emile Passani Choir and Orchestra. Georges Jouatte, T. Rec. Sept, 1943, St. Eustache, Paris. Issued in France c. 1944 as French Columbia LFX 659/69 (eleven 78 RPM discs); in USA c. 1948 as Columbia MM-769. Reissued on LP in USA, c. 1953, as Columbia SL-159. Original had notes by Jacques Barzun; reissue had unsigned notes.
    Theodore Hollenbach, cond. Chorus and Orchestra of the Rochester Oratorio Society. Ray De Voll, T. Rec. mid-April, 1954, Eastman Theatre, Rochester NY. Issued in USA c. 1955 as Columbia EL-53; later reissued as Columbia-Harmony H2L-501. Notes by Leslie G. S. Brooker.
    Dimitri Mitropoulos, cond. Konzertvereinigung der Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Philharmoniker. Léopold Simoneau, T. Rec. 15 July 1956, Felsenreitschule, Salzburg. Issued in Italy, 1978, as Cetra Concerto Live LO 509. No notes. Recording includes spoken dedication, by Mitropoulos, to the memory of Wilhelm Furtwängler.
    Fritz Mahler, cond. Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Chorale (Edgar Wasilieff, William E. Welmers, Assistant Directors), Hartt Schola Cantorum (Robert Brawley, Director). David Lloyd, T. Rec. mid-April, 1958, Hartford Bushnell Auditorium, Hartford CT. Issued in USA, 1958, as Vanguard VRS 1026/7 (mono), VSD 1006/7 (stereo). Unsigned notes.
    Hermann Scherchen, cond. Choruses of Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française and Augmented Orchestra of Théâtre National de l'Opéra. Jean Gireaudeau, T. Rec. mid-April, 1958, Les Invalides, Paris. Issued in USA, 1958, as Westminster XWN 2227/8 (mono), WST 201 (stereo), SWB 201 (stereo tape). Several reissues, including Music Guild MS 6201, c. 1970, with notes by Jacques Barzun, and Turnabout THS 65017/18, c. 1974, with notes by Joseph Rraunstein.
    Charles Munch, cond. New England Conservatory Chorus (Lorna Cooke de Varon, Director), Boston Symphony Orchestra. Léopold Simoneau, T. Rec. 26-27 April 1959, Symphony Hall, Boston. Issued in USA, 1960, as RCA Victor Soria LD-6077 (mono), LDS-6077 (stereo); reissues include RCA Victrola VICS-6043, and Red Seal .5 Series ATL2-4269 (half-speed remastered version). Notes by Richard Mohr.
    Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., con. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Richard Lewis, T. Rec. 13 December 1959, Royal Albert Hall, London. Privately issued in USA by Sir Thomas Beecham Society, c. 1972, as WSA 502/3; includes perf. of Berlioz, Overture Le roi Lear. Unsigned notes.
    Eugene Ormandy, cond. Temple University Chorus (Robert E. Page, Director), Philadelphia Orchestra. Cesare Valletti, T. Rec. 1-2 April 1964, Athletic Club, Philadelphia. Issued in USA, 1965, as Columbia M2L-330 (mono), M2S (stereo). Notes by Robert Lawrence.
    Charles Munch, cond. Chor und Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Choreinstudierung: Wolfgang Schubert). Peter Schreier, T. Rec. July 1967, Benedikten-Abtei, Ottobeuren. Issued in Germany, 1968, as Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft SLPM 139264-65; reissued include DGG 2707 032, DGG Privilege 2726 050. Notes by Guy Ferchault, Charles Munch, Irmgard Scharberth.
    Hovannes Chekijian, cond. State Armenian Chapel Choir of Armenia, Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Leningrad State Philharmonic Society (i.e., Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra). No tenor soloist. Rec. 5 March 1969, Leningrad Philharmonic Hall. Issued c. 1973 in USSR as Melodiya 33CM 03459-62. Unsigned notes.
    Maurice Abravanel, cond. University of Utah Civic Chorale (Newell B. Wright and John Marlowe Nielsen, Musical Directors), University of Utah A Capella Choir (Newell B. Wright, Director), Utah Symphony Orchestra. Charles Bressler, T. Rec. April 1969, Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City UT. Issued in USA, 1970, as Vanguard Cardinal VCS-10070 (stereo); reissued c. 1972 as Vanguard VSQ 30006/7 (quadraphonic). Notes by Joseph Braunstein.
    Colin Davis, cond. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (Arthur Oldham, Chorus Master), Wandsworth School Boys' Choir (Russell Burgess, Chorus Master). Ronald Dowd, T. Rec. November 1969, Westminster Cathedral, London. Issued in Holland, 1970, as Phillips 6700 019. Notes by David Cairns.
    Matthias Büchel, cond. Der Chor des Stadt. Musikvereins Gutersloh; Die Verstarkte Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Herford; Bläsergruppen des Heeresmusikkorps und des Luftwaffenmusikkorps, MUnster; Die Schlagwerkgruppe der Staatl. Musikhochschule, Detmold, William Johns, T. Rec, November 1969, Oetker-Halle, Bielefeld. Issued in W. Germany, c. 1979, as Fono FSM 33 018/19. Notes by Dr. Michael Trapp.
    Donn Weiss, cond, University Chorus (Don Walker, Director of University Chorus Section IT), University Symphony Orchestra, Santa Monica College Choir (James E. Smith, Director), El Camino College Choir (Roger Quadhamer, Director), Pierce College Choir (James Warren, Director), Brass Ensemble from the UCLA Bands (Clarence Sawhill, Director), Santa Monica College (J. Frank Turner, Director), Pierce College (Roman Taylor, Director), El Camino College (Lewis Hiigel, Director). Kenneth Westrick, T. Rec. 8 March 1972, Schoenberg Hall, University of California at Los Angeles. Issued privately c. 1972 as Custom Fidelity CFS-2791-2. No notes.
    Jacob Avshalomov, cond. Oregon State University Choralaires (Robert Walls, Director), Portland State University Chorus (David Wilson, Director), Vancouver [WA] Brahms Singers (William Slocum, Director), Portland Junior Symphony. Jon Gilbertson, T. Rec. 18 Nay 1974, Portland Civic Auditorium, Portland OR. Issued privately, date unknown, as NWI 2826. Unsigned notes.
    Louis Frémaux, cond. City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus (Gordon Clinton, Chorus Master), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Robert Tear, T. Rec. 19-22 April 1975, Great Hall, Birmingham University, England. Issued in UK as EMI HMV SLS-982, 1975; in USA, as Angel SB-3814, 1976 (quadraphonic); later reissued in UK as EMI Greensleeve ESDW 718 (stereo). Notes by James Harding.
    Leonard Bernstein, cond. Choeurs de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Stuart Burrows, T. Rec. 28-30 September 1975, Les Invalides, Paris. Issued in USA, 1976, as Columbia Masterworks M2 34202. Some copies with matrix numbers beginning with QAL are quadraphonic-encoded. Notes By Randy C. Baer.
    Lorin Maazel, cond. Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus (Robert Page, Chorus Master). Kenneth Riegel, T. Rec. August 1978, Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland OH. Issued in UK, 1979, as Decca D137D2; in USA, 1980, as London OSA-12115. Notes by Geoffrey Crankshaw.
    Daniel Barenboim, cond. Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris (Arthur Oldham, Chorus Master), l'Orchestre de Paris. Placido Domingo, T. Rec. June-July 1979, Maison de la Mutualité, Paris. Issued in Germany, 1981, as Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft 2707 229. Notes by Klaus Rönnau, Julian Rushton, François Piater.
    André Previn, cond. London Philharmonic Choir (John Alldis, Chorus Master), London Philharmonic Orchestra. Robert Tear, T. Rec. October 1980, Walthamstow Town Hall, London. Issued in UK, 1981, as EMI HMV SLS-5209; in USA, 1981, as Angel DSB-3907. Digitally mastered recording. Notes by Eric Mason, Suvi Raj Grubb.

  2. Recordings unavailable, excluded from present research.

    Maynard Klein, cond. University of Michigan Choirs and Symphony Orchestra. Tenor soloist not known. Rec. c. 1967 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Issue data not available.

    Bruce G. Mclnnes, cond. Amherst College Glee Club and Choir; Mount Holyoke College Glee Club; Smith College Glee Club; Union College Glee Club; University of Massachusetts Chorale; University of Massachusetts Brass Choir; Five College Festival Orchestra. Jon Humphrey, T. Rec. 3 April 1977, Avery Fisher Hall, New York NY. Issued (?) c. 1977 as Vogt Quality Recordings CSRV 2560.

  3. Partial recording, excluded from present research.

    Kurt Herbert Adler, cond. National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Luciano Pavarotti, in Sanctus only, b/w various other religious works by other composers. Rec. c. 1975; issued in UK, 1976, as Decca SXL-6781; in US, c. 1976, as London 26473.

Copyright © 1983, 1995 by Matthew B. Tepper

Table of Contents


Back to The Hector Berlioz Page

Matthew B. Tepper's Home Page