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Work: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14

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ComposerBerlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOrchestral
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BrusselsAltinoglu conducts Franck & Berlioz

La Monnaie De Munt
Reyer, Franck, Berlioz
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra; Alain Altinoglu; Alexandra Dariescu

CincinnatiSymphonie Fantastique

Marsalis, Kinds of Kings, Berlioz
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée; eighth blackbird

StockholmBarcelona Symphony Orchestra

Stockholms Konserthusstiftelse
Gerhard, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz
Orquesta Sinfonica de Barcelona; Juanjo Mena; Pablo Ferrández

GrafeneggRenée Fleming and the Filarmonica della Scala

Strauss R., Berlioz
Filarmonica della Scala; Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Renée Fleming

LondonFantastic Symphony

© Marco Borggreve
Boulanger, Lutosławski, Berlioz
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Nicolas Altstaedt
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Fruits musicaux de la France: Saint-Saëns and Berlioz from Bordeaux

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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Barenboim takes the Berlin Philharmonic on a French excursion

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

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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A match made in Mendelssohn

Herbert Blomstedt and Lise de la Salle proved an ideal pair in the rarely heard Piano Concerto no. 2 in D minor with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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Cheerful Beethoven, intense Berlioz from Belgrade

Marc Piollet and the Belgrade Philharmonic presented a poised, happy Beethoven 1 contrasting with an intense performance of Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique
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