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BERLIOZ



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Way ahead of his time, misunderstood, and a rebel. It is difficult to believe, as we hail Beethoven's achievements, that the great German composer had only been dead three years when Berlioz wrote the erotic Symphonie Fantastique. It was not progress, it was a quantum leap forward for music.



Yet he was often shunned, the size and scope of such operas as The Trojans totally alien to those who were still trying to come to terms with the comparative conservatism of Beethoven's Fidelio. Just imagine Brahms was not yet born!



This disc is the ideal way to appreciate just how great and significant was his music. From the boisterous Roman Carnival Overture, to the chilling March to the Scaffold, here is the very best of Berlioz.



It is presented in outstanding performances, many from the partial cycle of Berlioz made for Naxos by the virtuoso orchestra from San Diego. And it even contains a novelty to titillate those who think they know a lot about Berlioz, with the Rêverie et Caprice, a work of stunning beauty for violin and orchestra.

Facts
Item number 8556678
Barcode 730099667821
Release date 01/01/2000
Category Orchestral | Classical Music
Label Naxos Records | Naxos Best Of...
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Gruppman, Igor
Golani, Rivka
Composers Berlioz, Hector
Conductors Jean, Kenneth
Talmi, Yoav
Steinberg, Pinchas
Orchestras San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra (Katowice)
San Diego Master Chorale
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Disc: 1
La Damnation de Faust: Marche hongroise (Rakoczy M
1 Le Carnaval romain: Overture, Op. 9
2 Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14: A Ball
3 Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14: March to the Scaffo
4 Serenade of a Mountaineer in the Abruzzi to His Mi
5 Les Troyens: Royal Hunt and Storm
6 Reverie et Caprice, Op. 8
7 Romeo et Juliette: Scherzo, Queen Mab
8 Romeo et Juliette: Love Scene
9 La Damnation de Faust: Marche hongroise (Rakoczy M
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