Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique (hr-Sinfonieorch., cond. Orozco-Estrada)

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Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique - hr-Sinfonieorchester - Andrés Orozco-Estrada

I. Rêveries – Passions (Träume – Leidenschaften) 
II. Un bal (Ein Ball) 
III. Scène aux champs (Szene auf dem Lande) 
IV. Marche au supplice (Gang zum Richtplatz) 
V. Songe d'une nuit du sabbat (Traum einer Sabbatnacht) 

hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) 
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Dirigent 

Alte Oper Frankfurt, 12. Dezember 2014 

Website: http://www.hr-sinfonieorchester.de ;
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hrsinfonieorchester

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Symphonie fantastique: Épisode de la vie d'un artiste ... en cinq parties (Fantastical Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts) Op. 14, is a program symphony written by the French composer Hector Berlioz in 1830. It is an important piece of the early Romantic period. The first performance was at the Paris Conservatoire on 5 December 1830. Franz Liszt made a piano transcription of the symphony in 1833 (S. 470).

Leonard Bernstein described the symphony as the first musical expedition into psychedelia because of its hallucinatory and dream-like nature, and because history suggests Berlioz composed at least a portion of it under the influence of opium. According to Bernstein, "Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral."

In 1831, Berlioz wrote a lesser-known sequel to the work, Lélio, for actor, orchestra and chorus.
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