Seiji Ozawa & Boston Symphony Orchestra Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
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The era of Seiji Ozawa as principal conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra spanned an impressive 29 years - a period of unparalleled musical excellence. Even before officially taking office, Ozawa and his orchestra created a multi-faceted recording of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique on Deutsche Grammophon that was praised by the New York Times as particularly "light and mercurial."
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, H. 48
1. Rêveries. Passions (Largo - Allegro agitato ed appassionato assai)
2. Un bal (Valse: Allegro non troppo)
3. Scène aux champs (Adagio)
4. Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo)
5. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat (Larghetto - Allegro - Ronde du Sabbat: Poco meno mosso)