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Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

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LondonVasily Petrenko Conducts Shostakovich

Vasily Petrenko Conducts Shostakovich
Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Alexandre Kantorow

LondonLSO/Roth: Varèse, Ravel & Berlioz

© Jonas Becker
Varèse, Ravel, Berlioz
London Symphony Orchestra; Simon Halsey; Alice Sara Ott; London Symphony Chorus; François-Xavier Roth

LondonLSO Discovery Day: Berlioz & Varèse

London Symphony Orchestra
Berlioz, Varèse
London Symphony Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth

LondonOrchestra of the Met / Yannick Nézet-Séguin/Joyce DiDonato

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Joyce DiDonato

LuganoDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

© Marco Borggreve
Beethoven, Berlioz
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Robin Ticciati; Isabelle Faust
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Fruits musicaux de la France: Saint-Saëns and Berlioz from Bordeaux

Bertrand Chamayou © Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine

Bertrand Chamayou proves an ideal soloist for the quixotic and energy-driven Saint-Saëns Second Piano Concerto, but what happened to the “fix” in the idée fixe of the Berlioz Fantastic Symphony?

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A poet at work: Rafael Payare makes a positive impression in Montréal

Rafael Payare © Antoine Saito
Just named as Music Director Designate, the Venezuelan took to the helm in Montréal for a concert of Berlioz and Brahms. 
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Farrenc's Third Symphony the star at Sage Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia © Royal Northern Sinfonia
The Royal Northern Sinfonia under Duncan Ward performed works by Robert Schumann, Hector Berlioz and Louise Farrenc. 
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Barenboim takes the Berlin Philharmonic on a French excursion

Emmanuel Pahud and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
The stylish boulevards of Ibert's Flute Concerto are the destination for the Berliners before a wild journey into Berlioz' frenzied psyche in his Symphonie fantastique
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Meditations on Rilke: important new MTT work performed in Cleveland

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
The outgoing music director of the San Francisco Symphony made a brilliant impression with his own Meditations on Rilke, with Sasha Cooke and Dashon Burton as soloists. Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique was given a revelatory performance.
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