Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & other works

The choral versions of La mort d’Ophélie and Sara la baigneuse may be relative rarities on record but both are vintage Berlioz, short and striking, which should be much better known. Yet further incentive to acquire a terrific account of the Symphonie fantastique.

CDA68324  80 minutes 29 seconds
‘Fischer is a fine Berliozian …the Ball is the real highlight…the rest of the disc is imaginatively programmed. In the concertante Rêverie et caprice for violin and orchestra, Berlioz employs a d ...
‘Since Thierry Fischer took over the reins as its music director in 2009, the Utah Symphony has not only thrived but blossomed, as its recent Mahler First Symphony and Saint-Saëns recordings bear out. ...