In Paris, on September 11, 1827, the French composer Hector Berlioz fell madly in love with Irish actress Harriet Smithson. The intensity of his infatuation became inextricably tangled with a symphony... Click To Read More About This Product
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In Paris, on September 11, 1827, the French composer Hector Berlioz fell madly in love with Irish actress Harriet Smithson. The intensity of his infatuation became inextricably tangled with a symphony he was to compose, a composition that broke new ground with the lavish virtuosity of its orchestration. Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique is acclaimed as one of the most extraordinary and truly original works ever written.
In The Story of the Symphony series, Andre Previn conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in some of the most popular and important works of the concert repertoire. In rehearsal, Previn discusses each composer and his music, using pictures, anecdotes, and orchestral excerpts to underscore his comments. Each program concludes with a complete and uninterrupted performance of the symphony. British Academy Award Winner. Video. 90 minutes.
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