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Symphonie Fantastique - Berlioz (His amazing symphony, born of unrequited love for Irishwoman, CD)

£5.99

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(conducted in 1985 by Riccardo Muti, with the Philadelphia Orchestra)

Hector Berlioz's jaw-dropping "Symphonie Fantastique" was just the ticket, to make the young Parisian composer, famous outside his city. It can rightly lay claim, to being more "radical" , "revolutionary" or "unprecedented" than perhaps any other symphonic work, of the first third of the nineteenth century, and that is saying something !

And yet, the symphony was born of something quite simple ; Berlioz's unrequited love and passion, for the Irish actress Harriet Smithson, whom he later married (being impressed by Belioz's works), but at the time of the symphony's composition, seemed far from attainable, to the romantic French composer.

Symphonie Fantastique, by Berliioz (1830 ; 54:38) :-
1) I Reveries - Largo - Allegro agitato e appassionato assai
2) II Un bal. Valse. Allegro non troppo
3) III Scene auz champs. Adagio
4) IV Marche au supplice. Allegretto non troppo
5) V Songe d'une nuit de Sabbat. Larghetto - Allegro - Dies irae - Ronde du Sabbat

The CD is in EX+ condition.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Berlioz (His amazing symphony, born of unrequited love for Irishwoman, CD)
Catalogue number:
7243 5 72586 2 3
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI Classics
Tracks:
5

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(conducted in 1985 by Riccardo Muti, with the Philadelphia Orchestra)

Hector Berlioz's jaw-dropping "Symphonie Fantastique" was just the ticket, to make the young Parisian composer, famous outside his city. It can rightly lay claim, to being more "radical" , "revolutionary" or "unprecedented" than perhaps any other symphonic work, of the first third of the nineteenth century, and that is saying something !

And yet, the symphony was born of something quite simple ; Berlioz's unrequited love and passion, for the Irish actress Harriet Smithson, whom he later married (being impressed by Belioz's works), but at the time of the symphony's composition, seemed far from attainable, to the romantic French composer.

Symphonie Fantastique, by Berliioz (1830 ; 54:38) :-
1) I Reveries - Largo - Allegro agitato e appassionato assai
2) II Un bal. Valse. Allegro non troppo
3) III Scene auz champs. Adagio
4) IV Marche au supplice. Allegretto non troppo
5) V Songe d'une nuit de Sabbat. Larghetto - Allegro - Dies irae - Ronde du Sabbat

The CD is in EX+ condition.

Band/artist(s):
Berlioz (His amazing symphony, born of unrequited love for Irishwoman, CD)
Catalogue number:
7243 5 72586 2 3
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI Classics
Tracks:
5

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