Barbican Concerts

Valery Gergiev's Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Thu 14 Nov 2013 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

Overview

Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev

Karen Cargill

Karen Cargill

BERLIOZ Overture: Waverley
BERLIOZ Les nuits d’été 
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

Valery Gergiev conductor
Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

Berlioz let his imagination run wild in his music, finding inspiration in all manner of sources, including his own turbulent personal life. His experience of powerful, unrequited love finds its expression in the emotionally charged Symphonie fantastique, the story of an artist's 'hopeless love', complete with waltzes, witches and a hallucinogenic nightmare.

It is heard alongside the moving song cycle Les nuits d'été, sung by mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, whose recent recording of the work was described by The Independent as 'a performance of extraordinary musical delicacy, poetic sensitivity and emotional range'.

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Click on the 'Audio & Video' tab to watch a video of LSO players describing some of the musical effects that tell the story of the Symphonie fantastique.


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Gergiev's Berlioz

> Thu 31 Oct: Symphonie fantastique

> Fri 1 Nov: Harold in Italy

> Sun 3 Nov: The Damnation of Faust

> Wed 6 Nov: Romeo and Juliet

> Thu 7 Nov: The Damnation of Faust

> Tue 12 Nov: Harold in Italy

> Wed 13 Nov: Romeo and Juliet

> Thu 14 Nov: Symphonie fantastique


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