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Composer: Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)

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Year of birth1803
Year of death1869
NationalityFrance
PeriodRomantic
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Bradford on AvonSymphonie Fantastique meets The Rite of Spring

© Alastair Merrill
Berlioz, Stravinsky, Adams
Amadeus Orchestra; Philip Mackenzie

ExeterSymphonie Fantastique meets the Rite of Spring

© Alastair Merrill
Berlioz, Stravinsky, Adams
Amadeus Orchestra; Philip Mackenzie

LondonEast Sussex Youth Orchestra Celebration Concert

Berlioz, Bruch, Sibelius
East Sussex Youth Orchestra; Colin Metters; Beatrice Philips

LondonProm 71: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique perfrom Berlioz

Berlioz
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Antoine Tamestit; Joyce DiDonato

BerlinRomeo and Juliet

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, choral symphony
Sasha Waltz; Sasha Waltz & Guests; Thomas Søndergård; Pia Maier-Schriever; Bernd Skodzig
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Pittsburgh Symphony closes season magnificently

Manfred Honeck © Felix Broede
Manfred Honeck concluded the PSO’s season – his tenth as music director – with Emanuel Ax in Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto and a spectacular traversal of Berlioz’s Te Deum.
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Masterful Dukas and Rachmaninov from the Philharmonia

Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
Paavo Järvi gave a real sense of occasion to the evening, though the Berlioz neither embraced frenzy nor nodded to the fantastical. 
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Berlioz’ Grande Messe des morts opens Bergen International Festival

Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Berlioz’ gargantuan Grande Messe des morts with the Bergen Philharmonic and Edward Gardner opened the Bergen International Festival with deafening climaxes and even more resounding silence.
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Dreams and nightmares from BBCSSO at Sage Gateshead

Yan Pascal Tortelier © IMG Artists
Breezy Ravel from Steven Osborne and a clear warning about the dangers of drug-taking from the BBCSSO at Sage Gateshead.
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Brilliant “Images and Dreams” from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Robert Treviño © DR
Mixed performances from Poole but with an unforgettable Berlioz Symphonie fantastique that was both illuminating and electrifying.
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