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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique / Slatkin, Lyon National Orchestra

Berlioz / Orch National De Lyon / Slatkin
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 29   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Immensely influential, the remarkable Symphonie fantastique was composed while Hector Berlioz was suffering an intense and unreciprocated passion for the Irish actress Harriet Smithson. Its autobiographical tale describes a young musician’s opium-poisoned nightmares of jealous despair and fatal justice following the murder of his beloved. Berlioz wrote a second movement cornet solo into a subsequent revision of the score, here included as an optional extra. He wed his sweetheart actress but, recuperating in Nice, wrote
Read more Le corsaire after the final break-up of their marriage.
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
2. Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 
3. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: 2nd movement, Scene at the Ball by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Notes: Version with cornet obbligato 

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 Disappointing Naxos Blu Ray Disk May 7, 2013 By e. spalding (KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL) See All My Reviews "Unfortunately Naxos has had a problem on several of the Blu Ray Music Disks. They were pressed with very low playback level and resulted in a lack of dynamic range and generally listless sound. This disk suffers from this problem. But thats not the worse of it . . . . the performance is dull and lack luster. Give this one a pass . . . Sorry Naxos you need to get a handle on your level problems." Report Abuse
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