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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Etc / Zubin Mehta, London Po


Release Date: 02/19/2002 
Label:  Apex   Catalog #: 89533   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A modern orchestra maintaining its repertoire against the inroads of period instruments (there have already been two period Fantastique recordings) can choose to be out-and-out subjective (this is how we feel it: the devil take the others), or to show awareness of the rationale of the ‘early music’ movement and sharpen up its act accordingly. Reviving results may be obtained either way and, knowingly or not, Mehta sets out on the second path. Outstandingly vivid details of instrumentation and dynamics (those tiny crescendos, those perturbing sforzandos) fully animate Berlioz’s vision. The bass is powerfully recorded, a boon with a composer so original in that area.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 51 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2.
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3.
Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1862; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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