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Berlioz, Hector / Symphonie Fantastique; Les Francs-Juges Op. 3 (Norrington, London Classical Play
Album:Symphonie Fantastique; Les Francs-Juges Op. 3 (Norrington, London Classical Play Collection:Classical
Artist:Berlioz, Hector Added:03/2014
Label:Virgin Classics 

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Add Date:2014-03-21 Pull Date:2014-05-23 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:11 May4 May27 Apr13 Apr30 Mar
Airplays:12111

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 03, 2015:In Your Ear Radio | For Christine
Symphonie Fantastique: V. Songe D'une Nuit Du Sabbat (Dream Of A Witches' Sabbat, Symphonie Fantastique: Iv. Marche Au Supplice (March To The Scaffold) (7:25), Symphonie Fantastique: Iii. Scene Aux Champs (Scene In The Country) (14:33), Symphonie Fantastique: Ii. Un Bal (A Ball) (5:54), Symphonie Fantastique: I. Reveries - Passions (14:18)
4.May 03, 2014:Live Your Life
V. Songe D'une Nuit Du Sabbat (Dream Of A Witches' Sabbath (10:37)
2.Jun 23, 2015:In Your Ear Radio
Symphonie Fantastique: V. Songe D'une Nuit Du Sabbat (Dream Of A Witches' Sabbat, Symphonie Fantastique: Iv. Marche Au Supplice (March To The Scaffold) (7:25), Symphonie Fantastique: Iii. Scene Aux Champs (Scene In The Country) (14:33), Symphonie Fantastique: Ii. Un Bal (A Ball) (5:54), Symphonie Fantastique: I. Reveries - Passions (14:18)
5.Apr 29, 2014:A-Philiac
Iii. Scene Aux Champs (Scene In The Country) (14:33), Les Francs-Juges (The Vehmic Judges) (11:31)
3.May 10, 2014:Live Your Life
Symphonie Fantastique. I. Reveries - Passions (14:18)
6.Apr 26, 2014:Live Your Life
Symphonie Fantastique. I. Reveries - Passions (14:18)

Album Review
Larry
Reviewed 2014-03-16 
Berlioz (1803-1869) completed the Symphonie Fantastique in 1830, perhaps partly under the influence of opium, while he was passionately in love with the Irish actress, Harriet Smithson, whom he married in 1833. He described the piece’s program as opium-induced reveries of a young musician who idolizes a woman who doesn’t return his love. In despair, he attempts suicide by opium poisoning, and dreams of witnessing his own execution after having killed his beloved. The “beloved” is represented by a leitmotif present in all five symphonic mvmts. The mvmts are addressed to the artist (themes presented simply), to the dance (mysterious intro, then waltz theme), to nature (English horn and oboe are shepherds conversing), to love (dreams of killing the beloved and marching to the scaffold), and to death (witches dance combined with Dies irae). The last two mvmts are dark and violent, marked by strikingly original orchestration. Le francs-juges Op. 3 is the title of an unfinished opera from 1826. Danger is never far away in the Overture, with its foreboding intro, interrupted by a majestic brass theme, then a passionate interlude, a wind chorale, fury and mystery, and a final affirmation fugue and short coda.

Track Listing
1.Symphonie Fantastique: I. Reveries - Passions (14:18) 4.Symphonie Fantastique: Iv. Marche Au Supplice (March To The Scaffold) (7:25)
2.Symphonie Fantastique: Ii. Un Bal (A Ball) (5:54) 5.Symphonie Fantastique: V. Songe D'une Nuit Du Sabbat (Dream Of A Witches' Sabbat
3.Symphonie Fantastique: Iii. Scene Aux Champs (Scene In The Country) (14:33) 6.Les Francs-Juges (The Vehmic Judges) (11:31)