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Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, H. 48


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Immensely influential, the remarkable Symphonie fantastiquewas composed while Hector Berlioz was suffering an intense andunreciprocated passion for the Irish actress Harriet Smithson. Itsautobiographical tale describes a young musician’s opium-poisonednightmares of jealous despair and fatal justice following the murder of hisbeloved. Berlioz wrote a second movement cornet solo into a subsequentrevision of the score, here included as an optional extra. He wed hissweetheart actress but, recuperating in Nice, wrote Le corsaire after thefinal breakup of their marriage.Internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin began his tenureas Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the 2008-2009season. He was recently named Music Director of the Orchestre Nationalde Lyon, beginning with the 2011-2012 season. He completed his twelfthand final season as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestrain June 2008, and finished his three-year commitment as Music Advisorto the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in June 2009. Slatkin continues asPrincipal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Item number 8572886
Barcode 747313288670
Release date 9/25/2012
Category Orchestral
Label NAXOS CLASSICS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Conductor Slatkin, Leonard
Disc: 1
1 Le corsaire, Op. 21 00:08:06 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
2 I. Reveries: Largo - Passions: Allegro agitato e a 00:14:37 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
3 II. Un Bal (Valse): Allegro non troppo 00:06:38 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
4 III. Scene aux Champs: Adagio 00:17:20 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
5 IV. Marche au Supplice: Allegretto non troppo 00:07:01 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
6 V. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat: Larghetto - Allegro 00:03:31 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
7 V. Dies irae - 00:01:57 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
8 V. Ronde du sabbat - 00:02:51 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
9 V. Dies irae et Ronde du Sabbat (ensemble) 00:01:49 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
10 Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: II. Un Bal (Valse): 00:06:43 Slatkin, Leonard Orchestre National de Lyon
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