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Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Lyon National Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

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Le corsaire, Op. 21
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14  
I. Reveries: Largo - Passions: Allegro agitato e appassionato assai
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
II. Un Bal (Valse): Allegro non troppo
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
III. Scene aux Champs: Adagio
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
IV. Marche au Supplice: Allegretto non troppo
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
V. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat: Larghetto - Allegro -
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
V. Dies irae -
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
V. Ronde du sabbat -
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
V. Dies irae et Ronde du Sabbat (ensemble)
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
II. Un Bal (Valse): Allegro non troppo (version with cornet obbligato)
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
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Total Playing Time    70:33
"... this recording of Berlioz with his new orchestra is a very good one ... Slatkin’s performance is very balanced ..."
- Audiophile Audition

"Recording of the Month ... I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. You’ll find that both sonically and interpretatively it’s very reliable ..."
- MusicWeb International

"The Big News here is that this recording has excellent sound: not showy, punchy, hi-fi store demo sound, but clean, balanced, warm sound that flatters the performance."
- American Record Guide

Leonard Slatkin conducts the Lyon National Orchestra on Berlioz's remarkable and immensely influential Symphonie fantastique, an autobiographical tale describing a young musician’s opium-poisoned nightmares of jealous despair and fatal justice following the murder of his beloved. Berlioz added a second movement cornet obbligato in a subsequent revision of the score, included here as an optional extra.
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