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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Etc / Beecham, Et Al


Release Date: 04/08/2003 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 67972   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraBeecham Choral Society
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

‘There is something irremovably French about Berlioz’s score that demands a French orchestra, and the one that plays here for Beecham is France’s finest. If you want a genuinely French Symphonie fantastique, wonderfully performed and superbly recorded, go out and get this release before it’s snapped up by your neighbour.’ (Gramophone) ‘There is something irremovably French about Berlioz’s score that demands a French orchestra, and the one that plays here for Beecham is France’s finest. If you want a genuinely French Symphonie fantastique, wonderfully performed and superbly recorded, go out and get this release before it’s snapped up by your neighbour.’ (Gramophone) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
2.
Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
3.
Les troyens: Trojan March by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1858; France 
4.
Les troyens: Royal hunt and storm by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Beecham Choral Society
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1858; France 

Sound Samples

Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 (2003 Digital Remaster): I. Rêveries - Passions (Largo-Allegro agitato e appassionato assai)
Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 (2003 Digital Remaster): II. Un bal (Allegro non troppo)
Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 (2003 Digital Remaster): III. Scène aux champs (Adagio)
Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 (2003 Digital Remaster): IV. Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo)
Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 (2003 Digital Remaster): V. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat (Larghetto-Allegro)
Le Corsaire Op. 21 (2003 Digital Remaster)
Marche troyenne, 'Trojan March' (Les Troyens, Act I) (2003 Digital Remaster)
Les Troyens (2003 Digital Remaster): La chasse royale et l'orage (Act IV)

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