Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14
Merseyside Symphony Orchestra
This unique and exclusive Deluxe download includes the following free bonus items:
– The free complete full recording of Hector Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique, Op. 14. Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. In five movements: (1) Dreams-Passions, (2) A Ball, (3) Scenes in the Country, (4) March to the Scaffold, and (5) Dream of the Witch’s Sabbath. Recorded in 1951. Transferred and restored from the original RCA Victor mono LP LM-1131.
– The complete full music score edited by Charles Malherbe (1853–1911) Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Publisher Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie I, Band 1
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900. Plate H.B. 1.
Reprinted: New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
Misc. Notes. Apparently, the editors made the decision to swap several of the trombone and ophicleide (or tuba, in this case) parts in the fourth movement, completely eliminating the third trombone’s infamous pedal tones.
– 81 page booklet with notes about Hector Berlioz, Pierre Monteux, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Symphonie Fantastique… more
Cat No: NM 1034
released January 3, 2019