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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique / Barenboim, West-eastern Divan Orchestra


Release Date: 08/20/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001870002  
Composer:  Hector BerliozFranz Liszt
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After Decca’s best-selling Beethoven For All campaign and Barenboim’s Olympic appearance comes a celebration of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra’s 10th anniversary in a stunning Berlioz recording from the BBC Proms. This recording comes from WEDO’s 2009 Prom, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the West Eastern Divan Orchestra and marking a return to the roots of the orchestra’s conception in Weimar – a place where Liszt championed the works of Berlioz. The album contains Berlioz’s revolutionary Symphonie Fantastique, alongside Liszt’s colourful Les Preludes. These fiery pieces of music, charged with emotion, are recorded live, and performed with a thrilling, youthful energy by one of the world’s leading youth orchestras. This recording Read more celebrates Decca’s continued relationship with Maestro Barenboim and constitutes a follow up to Barenboim & Decca’s best-selling Beethoven For All project, as WEDO and Barenboim continue to break down political and cultural barriers and bring music to new audiences. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
2. Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1854; Weimar, Germany 

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