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Thu 09 Feb, 2017:
Beethoven: Symphonies – No 1 in C major, Op 21; No 4 in B flat major, Op 60

Published five years after Haydn’s last symphony in 1795, Beethoven’s First portends a new era for the form. Kurt Masur’s response to the change...

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Fri 04 Nov, 2016:
Berlioz: Symphonie fanstastique, Op 14; Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie

Back in 1733, Rameau turned tables with Hippolyte et Aricie. Today it may also be radical to hear it played on modern instruments, as here. But...

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Fri 16 Oct, 2015:
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op 14; Lélio, ou Le Retour à la vie

Versions of Berlioz’s Lélio – a sequel to the Symphonie fantastique with plentiful unaccompanied spoken dialogue (around 20 minutes’ worth in...

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Wed 01 Jul, 2015:
Berlioz: Harold in Italy, Op 16; Rêverie et Caprice, Op 8; Intrata di Rob-Roy MacGregor (Rob Roy – Overture)

There’s more of a thematic link here than you might at first suspect, Harold en Italie drawing on two principal ideas from Intrata di Rob-Roy Mac...

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Wed 05 Nov, 2014:
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op 14; Overture: Waverley, Op 1

Both Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra have long experience with the Symphonie fantastique, and it shows in every detail here. Taken...

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Mon 23 Jun, 2014:
Juan Diego Flórez: L'Amour – Arias for tenor from operas by Boiëldieu, Bizet, Donizetti, Berlioz, Adam, Delibes, Massenet, Thomas, Offenbach and Gounod

Juan Diego Flórez’s latest recital disc is quite superb and his many fans will need no convincing of this viewpoint. Forsaking the Italian roles...

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Mon 26 May, 2014:
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op 14; Varèse: Ionisation

There are plenty of recordings of the Symphonie fantastique to choose from. Why this one? Well, Mariss Jansons is a great musician and the Bavarian...

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Fri 07 Feb, 2014:
Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ

Berlioz’s The Childhood of Christ is the antithesis to his extravagant works, for although substantial in length (around 90 minutes), the composer...

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Thu 30 Jan, 2014:
Renée Fleming: Guilty Pleasures – Songs and Arias by Berlioz, Duparc, Falla, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Delibes, Canteloube, Dvořák, Smetana, J Strauss II, Wagner & Corigliano

Renée Fleming has chosen a wide-ranging sequence of songs and arias in eight languages, varying in genre from opera and lullaby to folk-songs and...

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