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Checking availability The performance is expected to finish around 9. Programme John Adams Harmonielehre. Berlioz Symphonie fantastique. Performers Sir Simon Rattle conductor. London Symphony Orchestra.
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Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
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She is nothing but a courtesan, fit to figure in the orgy. The ceremony begins; the bells toll, the whole hellish cohort prostrates itself; a chorus chants the plainsong sequence of the dead [the Dies irae plainchant], two other choruses repeat it in a burlesque parody.
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Finally, the sabbath round-dance whirls. At its violent climax it mingles with the Dies irae, and the vision ends. One such appears to be Herr Hector Berlioz. As was this anonymous reviewer.
Berlioz, if he carries on in the way he has begun, will one day be worthy to take his place beside Beethoven. There could be no higher praise for Berlioz; the wild alchemical mixture of Faustian diabolism, his extension and expansion of Beethovenian sonic possibility, the unflinching, opiate extremity of his musical imagination, and the essential catalyst of his incomparably intense emotional life, made — and still make — the Symphonie Fantastique an experience that turns all of us into its exalted, executed and eviscerated hero.
get link Plunge into them for their joy and their dangerous, diabolical intensity! This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that third-party cookies will be set. More information. Time lies before me, and I am still living; with life and time great events may come to pass.
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