Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique - Markevitch - Orchestre Lamoureux on 180g Import LP
In the Symphonie Fantastique, the borders between dream and reality, between art and life itself, become blurred. Berlioz viewed his life through a romantically magnified and "fantastic" lens. He was the first composer to bridge the chasm between art and life, to translate life into art, and thus also to introduce the category of the "characteristic" into the genre of the symphony. The Symphonie Fantastique represents all the highs and lows of love, not excluding the vulgar and the trivial. In its entire programmatic and musical design, the work is oriented entirely to the effect it has on the listener. Conductor Igor Markevitch and the Orchestre Lamoureux offer up a dazzling take on the Berlioz masterwork here originally recorded for Deutsche Grammophon in 1961. Remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl courtesy of Vinyl Passion Classical.
Hector Berlioz (composer)
Igor Markevitch (conductor)