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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique / Loughran, Halle Orchestra


Release Date: 10/01/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 75562   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  James Loughran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

James Loughran's recording of the Symphonic fantastique with the Halle from the mid-1970s makes a welcome reappearance, now coupled with similarly colourful accounts of three of Berlioz's most characterful overtures. In its last CD reissue it came in a two-disc package with the second disc offering shorter Berlioz items, but this single-disc issue is plainly more convenient. The analogue recording for Loughran, made in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, may be on the dry side, but the warmth and body of sound go with commendable clarity, matching the warmth of the performance.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/2003]
James Loughran's recording of the Symphonic fantastique with the Halle from the mid-1970s makes a welcome reappearance, now coupled with similarly colourful accounts of three of Berlioz's most characterful overtures. In its last CD reissue it came in a two-disc package with the second disc offering shorter Berlioz items, but this single-disc issue is plainly more convenient. The analogue recording for Loughran, made in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, may be on the dry side, but the warmth and body of sound go with commendable clarity, matching the warmth of the performance.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/2003]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  James Loughran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
2.
Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  James Loughran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
3.
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  James Loughran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
4.
Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  James Loughran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1862; France 

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