Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique (DVD + Blu-ray) | Chateau de Versailles Spectacles CVS011

Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique (DVD + Blu-ray)

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Label: Chateau de Versailles Spectacles

Cat No: CVS011

Format: DVD + Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th June 2019

Contents

Artists

Lucile Richardot (mezzo-soprano)
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

Works

Berlioz, Hector

La Mort de Cleopatre
Le Corsaire: Overture, op.21 H101
Les Troyens
» Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir ...Adieu fiere cite (Act 5)
Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Artists

Lucile Richardot (mezzo-soprano)
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

About

It was whilst on the verge of loving despair that Hector Berlioz wrote his Symphonie fantastique, épisode de la vie d’un artiste (episode from the life of an artist) where he portrays the obsession of this impossible love and the torture it inflicts upon the young man who has almost gone mad. It was first performed in December 1830 and immediately became the emblem of the musical avant garde, making use of an unheard-of soundscape which drove the audience into a frenzy which had never before been known for an orchestral work in France. Revived here by the great Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the concert is filled with symbolic works by the composer with the splendid overture Le Corsaire, the cantata La Mort de Cléopâtre, and finally, two mythical extracts from the great work by Berlioz, his opera Les Troyens.

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