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Work: Les Troyens: Royal hunt and storm

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ComposerBerlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOrchestral
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LondonOrchestra of the Met / Yannick Nézet-Séguin/Joyce DiDonato

Barbican
Berlioz
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Joyce DiDonato
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Byron's Harold the unlikely star in Gardiner's Berlioz Prom

Antoine Tamestit and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Antoine Tamestit takes a peripatetic approach to Byron's brooding hero, while Joyce DiDonato dies – twice – as Cleopatra and Dido. 
*****
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Unpolished gems: Saint-Saëns, Smetana and more

Louis Lortie © Elias
BBC Philharmonic and Edward Gardner tackle Janáček’s Sinfonietta in a well-crafted programme of French and Czech music.
***11
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Berlioz and Bliss in fruitful partnership at the Barbican

Two classic scores by Berlioz and a musical memorial to Bliss’ brother made a deep impression. 
****1
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Hunting music in Manchester with the Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conducted the Hallé in an unusual programme of music themed around hunting. There were many excellent performances, most memorably in Britten's Our Hunting Fathers, which added substantial depth to the evening.Assistant conductor Jamie Phillips began proceedings with a solid account of Haydn’s Symphony no. 73, “La Chasse”.
****1
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Musique française à Saint-Jean-de-Luz : l'ONBA, Daniel et Coppey

Marc Coppey © Ulrike von Loeper
Dans le cadre du Festival Ravel, l'Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Paul Daniel et Marc Coppey ont investi une salle de pelote basque pour un programme entièrement consacré à la musique française.
****1
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