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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

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

Sound Samples

Symphonie fantastique, Op.14: 1. Rêveries. Passions (Largo - Allegro agitato ed appassionato assai)
Symphonie fantastique, Op.14: 2. Un bal (Valse: Allegro non troppo)
Symphonie fantastique, Op.14: 3. Scène aux champs (Adagio)
Symphonie fantastique, Op.14: 4. Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo)
Symphonie fantastique, Op.14: 5. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat (Larghetto - Allegro - Ronde du Sabbat: Poco meno mosso)
Symphonic Poem No.3, "Les Preludes", S97

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