WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org
Welcome to ArkivMusic, the retail store for classical.net!

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Etc / Munch, Boston So


Release Date: 02/07/2006 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 67899   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

Low Stock: Currently 3 or fewer in stock. Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch. RCA Living Stereo 68979-2 [with “Love Scene” from Roméo et Juliette] Reissued on RCA 67899.

It was simply a matter of time before Munch’s feverish, go-for-broke 1954 recording of the Symphonie fantastique showed up on RCA’s “Living Stereo” CD reissue series. The stereo that lives on this disc is primitive to be sure, with noticeable tape hiss and some weird resonances from the timpani, but for character, panache, and sheer abandon the interpretation is hard to beat. The filler, 13 beautiful minutes from Roméo et Juliette, was recorded in 1961 and shows the BSO with a good deal more polish, still glowingly expressive. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a
Read more Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston MA 
Length: 46 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2.
Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Love scene by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; France 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 13 Minutes 20 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Reveries-Passions: I
Un bal: II
Scene aux champs: III
March au supplice: IV
Songe d'un nuit de Sabbat: V
Romeo and Juliet

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Already a subscriber? Sign In