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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique / Davis, Royal Concertgebouw

Release Date: 09/25/2007 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186184   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.


BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique Colin Davis, cond; Royal Concertgebouw O PENTATONE 5186 184 (Hybrid multichannel SACD: 55:36)

Sir Colin’s 1974 Fantastique remake—updating a mid-1960s account with the LSO—balances classicizing Read more primness and romantic abandon with glowing finesse, tilting a bit toward the former, where the LSO version favored the latter. Both performances are primary for any Berlioz collection. Relevant here, this was a splendid recording in stereo—panoramic and spacious, yet keenly detailed—but was also captured in quad, which tapes have been lifted from the archive to make this hybrid SACD. In comparison, already great sound blossoms on the SACD with rich particularity. Enthusiastically recommended.

FANFARE: Adrian Corleonis
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Works on This Recording

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 

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