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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique / Gergiev [SACD & Blu-ray]


Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 757   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Disc 1 features pure Audio Bluray, playable in all regions, and includes video footage of the Symphonie Fantastique.

Disc 2 is a hybrid SACD album and is playable on both Super Audio 5.1 surround mixes and standard Stereo audio.

Berlioz let his imagination run wild in his music, finding inspiration in all manner of sources, including his own turbulent personal life. His experience of powerful, unrequited love finds its expression in the emotionally charged Symphonie Fantastique, the story of an artist’s ‘hopeless love’, complete with waltzes, witches and a hallucinogenic nightmare.

There are few orchestras with the music of Berlioz more thoroughly in their blood than the LSO, and here Valery
Read more Gergiev brings to bear his opulent interpretation of this landmark piece.

As well as SACD, this recording is released for the first time on the label on Pure Audio Blu-ray, which will enable the orchestra to be heard in high resolution sound on every Blu-ray player. Bonus HD video footage of the Symphonie fantastique will also be included on the Blu-ray. - LSO Live Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Venue:  Live  Barbican, London 
Length: 109 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2.
Waverley Overture, Op. 1 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; France 
Venue:  Live  Barbican, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 

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