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Composer of the Week: Berlioz

on BBC Radio 3

Berlioz was born in La Côte-St-André, a small town between Lyons and Grenoble, but Paris became his home - he once remarked he could never consider living anywhere else. But his relationship with his adopted home was a turbulent one, encompassing both his greatest achievements and most profound exasperation. Donald Macleod charts the course of Berlioz's association with the "city of light".
Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale (Finale) Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit Symphonie Fantastique (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra. conductor Pierre Boulez Overture: Le Corsaire
BBCPO, conductor VassilySinaisky Benvenuto Cellini (excerpt) Nicolai Gedda
(tenor), BBCSO, conductor Colin Davis Dies Irae (Grande Messe des Morts) Ernst-Senff Choir,
Berlin PO, conductor James Levine


Donald MacLeod
Charles Dutoit
Pierre Boulez
Nicolai Gedda
Colin Davis
Dies Irae
James Levine

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