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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Overtures / Bernstein, Previn


Release Date: 10/22/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics Studio Plus Catalog #: 64630   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Leonard BernsteinAndré Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

...[E]xcellent Berlioz performances... Leonard Bernstein's dramatic yet classically structured recording of the Symphonie fantastique was highly regarded when it was first issued, but outside of purchasing an import LP, American audiences have not been able to hear it in all its glory until now... I have always felt that Previn's ardent, exceptionally well played readings of...the composer's overtures is highly underrated...

-- Rad Bennett, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing EMI 73338]
...[E]xcellent Berlioz performances... Leonard Bernstein's dramatic yet classically structured recording of the Symphonie fantastique was highly regarded when it was first issued, but outside of purchasing an import LP, American audiences have not been able to hear it in all its glory until now... I have always felt that Previn's ardent, exceptionally well played readings of...the composer's overtures is highly underrated...

-- Rad Bennett, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing EMI 73338]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Paris 
Length: 53 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2. Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studio 1, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3. Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studio 1, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
4. Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1862; France 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studio 1, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 

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