Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

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Since September 2008 Esa-Pekka Salonen has been Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra. In his first season in this role he devised and led City of Dreams, a nine-month exploration of the music and culture of Vienna between 1900 and 1935. The project, which presented the music of Mahler, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky and Berg in its social and historical context, travelled to 18 cities across Europe, culminating in October 2009 with semi-staged performances of Berg’s Wozzeck, with Simon Keenlyside in the title role. A series of recordings from the project is being released on the Philharmonia/Signum label, of which Gurrelieder is already available.

 

SKU: SIGCD193

What people are saying

"The Philharmonia plays beautifully for Esa-Pekka Salonen … The orchestra’s woodwind section particularly distinguishes itself, with eloquent, forlorn exchanges between the oboe and cor anglais in the ‘Scene aux Champs’ … a well-turned, thoughtful performance." International Record Review
   
"Don’t ever be tempted to typecast Esa-Pekka Salonen as a hardline modernist … he reveals himself as a powerful Berliozian too."
Performance & Recording Classic FM Magazine
   
" … the Philharmonia gives its all in a performance that relishes the manic contrasts in Berlioz’s groundbreaking score as well as emphasising its symphonic sweep"  BBC Music Magazine

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Release date:29th Mar 2010
Order code:SIGCD193
Barcode: 635212019320

  1. Symphonie Fantastique (An Episode in the Life of an Artist), Op.14: R?veries, Passions: Largo – Allegro agitato – Hector Berlioz – 13.55
  2. Symphonie Fantastique (An Episode in the Life of an Artist), Op.14: Un bal: Valse allegro non troppo – Hector Berlioz – 6.22
  3. Symphonie fantastique (An Episode in the Life of an Artist), Op.14: Sc?ne aux champs: Adagio – Hector Berlioz – 16.59
  4. Symphonie Fantastique (An Episode in the Life of an Artist), Op.14: Marche au supplice: Allegretto non troppo – Hector Berlioz – 4.38
  5. Symphonie Fantastique (An Episode in the Life of an Artist), Op.14: Songe d’un nuit du Sabbat: Larghetto – Allegro – Ronde du Sabbat – Hector Berlioz – 10.13
  6. Overture, Leonore No.2, Op.72b – Ludwig van Beethoven – 15.02