Keeping Score - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique / San Francisco Symphony / Tilson Thomas [DVD]

Album Summary

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"I feel, therefore I am." For Hector Berlioz, and for the Romantic Movement, those were more than words; they were a song of the heart. But with the unprecedented outpouring of emotion in his Symphonie fantastique, Berlioz almost overpowered Paris. This 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," that artist being the love-obsessed composer himself. This symphony encapsulates the inner drama - and trauma - that made Berlioz one of the masters. Join Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony as they follow Berlioz to the brink and beyond in this volume of Keeping Score. As a bonus, the disc includes a full-length concert performance of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

As seen on PBS, the San Francisco Symphony's ongoing series, Keeping Score, explores Berlioz's romantic masterpiece, Smymphonie Fantastique. This orchestral sonic spectacular, written to win the heart of a beautiful actress, demanded sacrifice from its author and his audience. From romantic daydreams to displays of devotion, the symphony relates an "episode in the life of an artist," that artist being the love-obsessed composer himself. This DVD includes as a bonus a full-length concert performance of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 116 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby Digital 5.1,



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Works Details

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1830