Berlioz

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
I. Reveries, Passions

THE SCORE REVEALS the different techniques Berlioz used to paint an ever-changing portrait of his muse as the Symphony progresses.


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October 2009
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Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

In 1827, Hector Berlioz wrote a ‘fantastic’ symphony created with a special theme, an idée fixe, to represent the object of his desire, actress Harriet Smithson. Follow the sometimes romantic, sometimes grotesque expression of the Harriet theme and learn more about what inspired Berlioz to create his first masterpiece.


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October 2009
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Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Berlioz’s orchestral sonic spectacular, written to win the heart of a beautiful actress, demanded sacrifice from its author and his audience. From romantic daydreams to deadly displays of devotion, the symphony relates an “episode in the life of an artist.”

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Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10pm
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